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Has Virat Kohli co-produced Phillauri? Anushka Sharma clears the air

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 11 February 2017, 13:54 IST

It was widely reported by the media that Virat Kohli is one of the many producers of Anushka Sharma's upcoming film, Phillauri and the Indian Cricket Captain will even promote the film in his own unique way.

Media reports stated that Kohli helped Anushka in financing the film. Upset with the rumours, Anushka Sharma in an official statement put an end to all speculations. The actress said,

"Phillauri is produced by Fox Star Hindi & Clean Slate Films. So those TV channels / newspapers / websites claiming anything else, please check facts, practise 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 & 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 .

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 & 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."

Also starring Diljit Dosanjh, Phillauri is releasing on March 24.

First published: 11 February 2017, 12:32 IST