Amrita Rao is in shock at the current spate of controversies surrounding her. Recently a Mumbai tabloid reported that she was spotted with Shahid Kapur and his family watching a film at a suburban multiplex. Shahid of course has already denied the story as the actor is being dragged into too many meaningless controversies off late. Amrita too is livid the allegations.
Says the actress, "It is shocking how people can make up such stories. I was nowhere around. I was celebrating New Year's at home with my cousins. After that I had an early morning flight to catch to Delhi for the promotions of MY NAME IS ANTHONY GONSALVES. The past few weeks I have been on a roller coaster promoting the film in Ahmedabad, Delhi and all over. I haven't met Shahid for months. The last time I met Shahid was almost two months back when I shot for a promotional campaign for VIVAH when it was being shown on television for the first time. After that I left for Jaisalmer for a month long outdoor with Harman Baweja for VICTORY. As soon as I came back, I've been touring cities for the promotion of MY NAME IS ANTHONY GONSALVES. Where is the time for me to go and watch a film in the theatre in all this mad rush? That too with Shahid and his family! It is preposterous. I wish the person who wrote the story got his facts right. Where was I spotted? I really want to know." The actress is indignant at this malicious rumour.
She is also upset that her name is being linked with her VIVAH co star Shahid. "Shahid and Kareena's spilt came as a shock to me. I was shooting in Hyderabad for my Telugu film when I heard about their split. After that it was reported that Kareena got upset because I was spotted coming out of Shahid's van. This is utter rumour mongering. I'd like to remind everyone that it is Kareena herself who has openly praised my performance in ViVAH in the media. She has always been more than nice to me, so where is this rumour starting from? It is baseless.
First I had to counter that. Now I'm being spotted in some theatre watching a film with Shahid, when I was never actually present! It is blatant misreporting. Shahid is an extremely dignified and a gentleman to the core. He has always been a wonderful co-star to work with and such baseless stories only make a working relationship uncomfortable. Fortunately for me, Shahid has the grace to laugh these rumours off. But I have to take a stand because it is utterly ridiculous."