Mahira Sharma (Photo Credit: Instagram)
Bigg Boss 13 contestant Mahira Sharma who landed herself into some deep trouble after the end of the reality show for allegedly forging Dadasaheb Phalke International Film Festival certificate recently came forward and issued a statement to clarify her stance about the entire fiasco. According to the Punjabi star she was invited to the coveted award show by two people who claimed to have been associated with Dadasaheb Awards past two years and her manager was later handed over the award stating that she cannot be called on stage owing to the huge hue and rush on stage.
She said in her statement, "On Thursday, 20th February 2020, I was invited for the reputed DadaSaheb Phalke International Film Festival 2020 by Mr. Premal Mehta from Purple Fox Media along with Yash Naik who is an artist manager for the said award show. They informed us that they have been associated with Dadasaheb Awards past two years. My manager, Mr. Abhinav Tanwar was informed by Mr. Mehta that we will be gratified at the event with the title of ‘Most Fashionable Bigg Boss 13 Contestant’. At the event, the team of Bigg Boss 13 was called on stage and gratified with a token of appreciation. On questioning about my solo award by my manager to Mr. Mehta, he handed over the award to my manager stating that I cannot be called on stage owing to the huge hue and rush on stage."
She further added, "I would like to inform that I did not forge any award and would never intend to do so. The managing team of Premal Mehta and Yash Naik have taken the onus of this fiasco completely and have stated that I had nothing to do with it. For everyone’s clarity, I am attaching the mail signed by them which was sent to DadaSaheb Phalke International Film Festival 2020 management today morning. Also to add I have all the required proofs and chats on me to prove myself not guilty. Post an amazing stint with Bigg Boss and having made it in the top 7 list, I surely am not intending to look for any PR gimmick of these sorts."
Days after Mahira shared the certificate on Insta, the organisers issued an official statement condemning her ‘immoral and distasteful attempt to gain publicity’. The organisers have said that though she attended the ceremony, no such award was given to her. The statement said that the certificate was 'forged'. They have asked Mahira Sharma to take down the misleading PR activities and also issue a public apology within the next 48 hours.
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