In the cut-throat world of Bollywood, MMS clips are one of the shortcuts to fame. The recent past has seen several celebrities increasingly getting involved in such scandals.
A sneak peek into the private life of a celebrity through an obscene video is enough to keep the star in headlines for several days. While some of them do it deliberately, others fall victim to vengeful plots.
The latest celebrity making headlines for her alleged MMS clip is television actress Mona Singh. A video showing a semi-nude woman alleged to be Mona surfaced online on Thursday.
Mona came to know about the alleged video when she was shooting for her serial "Kya Hua Tera Wada". It was only after she filed a police complaint with the cyber crime branch that the news of the alleged video came into the spotlight.
Mona is currently in a relationship with actor Vidyut Jamwal. Apparently, the clip was leaked two weeks before the release of Jamwal's film "Commando" in which he plays the lead. "Commando" is releasing on 12 April.
However, a source close to Jamwal said, "The clip has emerged at a time when Vidyut's film is about to release. Everyone knows Mona and Vidyut are dating. Someone's tried to make it look as though Vidyuthas done this for publicity," according to The Times of India.
The source also said that Jamwal is not even in the video and it seems that someone's out to taint the couple's image.
The 32-year-old actress had claimed that the alleged video is morphed and it features her look-alike. Some celebrities like Pooja Bhatt and Kunal Kohli supported her claims, but there are some who took the opportunity to take a dig at her.
"Media people should go to house of Mona singh to check her kitchen n bathroom n it will be prove that the MMS is of her only," Bigg Boss 3 famed small-time actor Kamaal Rashid Khan wrote on his twitter page.
For now, all one can do is wait until the police find the culprit, who uploaded the video online.
If the woman featured in the video is indeed Mona and if leaking that video is a publicity stunt then the actress stands the chance of losing her fans' trust and support.