Mahira Sharma on being accused of forging Dadasaheb Phalke International award
Actor and Bigg Boss 13 contestant Mahira Sharma has shared a long clarification on being accused of lying about winning the Dadasaheb Phalke International Film Festival Award. In a note shared on her Instagram page, Mahira said she was handed the award away from the stage.
“Charges made against me for receiving and forging the prestigious DadaSaheb Phalke International Film Festival 2020 is untrue and totally uncalled for. In my defense I would like to clarify with exact details on what went that day,” she wrote in her note. Mahira added that she was approached by one Premal Mehta who said he had been associated with the awards for 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 said.
She then gave media bytes at the event and later shared a picture of the award on her Instagram story to ‘express my love and gratitude’. “Little did I know this would turn against me within two days. Since Sunday night, I was told that there has been some miscommunication and will be rectified as soon as possible,” she wrote. “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,” she added.
“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 this sorts,” Mahira said on being accused of putting up a show for gaining publicity.