Anushka Sharma has blasted media reports claiming that her alleged boyfriend Virat Kohli has “co-produced” her second production “Phillauri”, saying the movie is made under her banner Clean Slate Films. According to media reports, Virat Kohli has apparently invested money in the film, which also stars Anushka in the lead role.
However, the 28-year-old star, said apart from her banner, only Fox Star Hindi is serving as producers on the film. “Putting to rest some rumours that have been doing the rounds for some days now. ‘Phillauri’ is produced by Fox Star Studios and Clean Slate Films. So those TV channels/newspapers/ websites claiming anything else, please check FACTS, practice responsible journalism and have some shame,” the actress wrote in an Instagram post.
Anushka said such reports take away from hard work she has put in for years and that she is very much capable of handling her own films.
According to Anushka, “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 & your fake sources are never accounted for. 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,” she concluded.
This comes after, Kohli poured water over the news reports that he was getting engaged to Anushka. In December, there were reports suggesting that Kohli would finally get engaged to Anushka when the two were holidaying in a resort near Rishikesh.
Phillauri releases on 24 March. Anushka had shown the trailer to members of the film industry over the weekend, and they had all tweeted lovely things about it. In a one of a kind marketing ploy, Anushka released the trailer while on a live Facebook chat.
Phillauri, directed by debutant Anshai Lal, went on floors in April last year. Anshai has earlier assisted Shimit Amin in Chak De! India, Tarun Mansukhani in Dostana and Sajid Khan in Housefull and Himmatwala.
Phillauri shows every sign of stealing Bollywood’s thunder this year!