Yesterday, DNA published – and several other media houses (including us) carried – a story about how Deepika Padukone‘s depression was related to Ranveer Singh‘s . The article mentioned that Deepika opened up about depression in the media because she witnessed first-hand what Ranveer himself had gone through when he lost one of his best friends. However, Ranveer Singh has now reacted rather strongly to the article, and has published a response on his official Facebook page:
That was uncool, uncalled for and an outright disrespectful imposition.
Talk about Monday morning blues. Picked up yesterday’s paper and read this ‘fairy tale’ of my depression about an intensely personal tragedy. Much worse, it was shamelessly aligned with another person’s conflict and both these unrelated stories were made to connect for a sensational effect; deplorable to say the least. Figment of one’s imagination now taken to another level, in which there’s a dramatic twist about a therapist too! Ludicrous! Obviously, the journo didn’t bother to check the veracity of this ‘news’ with me or any one of my representatives- Appallingly unethical! Classic case of utterly IRRESPONSIBLE JOURNALISM. Is there any accountability? Or is the power of the pen now the terror of the pen?
His spokesperson has also sent out a statement, saying that the story contains “factual inaccuracies.” Guess that puts these reports to rest!