NEW DELHI -- "I am more than capable of producing and promoting my own films."
Anushka Sharma sent out a strong message to all those who claimed that her alleged boyfriend Virat Kohli had a big role in the actress' second home production Phillauri.
The actress took to social media to express her annoyance and to clarify that the flick is produced by FOX Star Hindi and Clean State Films.
The Ae Dil Hai Mushkil star slammed the media for making 'such bogus claims'.
Sharma posted a long statement on social media, saying:
"Phillauri is produced by FOX Star Hindi and Clean State Films.
So those TV channels/newspapers/websites claiming anything else, please check FACTS, practice responsible journalism and have some shame. By making such bogus claims and validating this rubbish by your so called 'source', not only are you disrespecting me and the hard work I have put in over the years to be where I am, but also, all the people who have worked on this film. Freedom of press comes with accountability and your fake sources are never accounted for.
I have always led my career with dignity and often chose to maintain a dignified silence on many untruthful stories, that doesn't mean you can take my silence as my weakness and say anything without checking with me or my team!
For someone who makes a living out of maligning people, it must definitely be hard to believe that a person can stand on their own feet and do something meaningful with their life.
And next time these same people come wanting to talk about 'women empowerment' and 'women in films today' do remember this is what you do to 'women in films' who are trying to change the narrative and take charge of their own careers.
This must be just another story for you but it's someone's life you are toying with.
I am more than capable of producing and promoting my own films. Thank you (sic)."
Earlier, speculations were also flying about whether Sharma's Phillauri was based on Tim Burton's 2005 animated film Corpse Bride.
Phillauri stars Sharma, Diljit Dosanjh, Suraj Sharma and Mehreen Pirzada in key roles, and has been directed by Anshai Lal. The film is set hit the theatres on 24 March.
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