Bigg Boss 13 contestant Mahira Sharma has got into trouble after allegedly lying about getting a Dadasaheb Phalke International Film Festival award for being the most ‘fashionable contestant’ on the show. On Sunday, the organizers of the festival issued an official statement on their Instagram handle, slamming the actress for spreading fake news.
The organizers termed Mahira’s act as immoral and distasteful attempt to gain publicity’. The statement states that though she was present at the event, no such award was given. The statement was issued after Mahira took to her Instagram story to share a picture of the award and claimed that she won it.
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DPIFF OFFICIAL STATEMENT Our offical statement on @officialmahirasharma for forging the prestigious certificate of Dadasaheb Phalke International Film Festival Awards 2020 ` #fraud #cheating #mahirasharma #biggboss #biggboss13 #dpiff #dpiff2020 #fraudactivity #viralbhayani #manavmanglani @amar_ujala @abpnewstv @pinkvilla @rvcjinsta @spotboye_in @laughingcolours @dailyhuntapp @dainikbhaskar_
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The statement further read, “This immoral and distasteful attempt by Mahira Sharma to gain publicity and personal benefits by counterfeiting a very reputed award and showcasing her name on to a falsified category has created irreversible damage to the brand’s image and reputation.”
The organizers have sent Mahira a notice asking to take down all the misleading PR activities done by her and her team. A written apology has also been demanded by the organizers which she has to submit within 48 hours, failing which they will initiate legal proceedings against her.
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