Amitabh Bachchan and Taapsee Pannu's upcoming Bollywood movie "Pink" has been making headlines for quite some time now and the actress has been garnering positive response since the trailer of the courtroom drama–thriller film was released.
On Monday, an article claimed to be a one-on-one interview with Taapsee was published in evening tabloid Afternoon Despatch and Courier. The actress, who came across the article titled "Taapsee Pannu plays a rape victim in Pink" soon denied the statement saying that she never gave the interview to the journalist.
She also reacted on her Twitter handle and shared a photo of the fake article: "No, I DON'T play a rape victim in Pink! Nor I gave this interview! Whatever happened to responsible journalism! [sic]."
In the fabricated interview write-up, the journalist 'asked' if "Pink" was based on the infamous 2012 Nirbhaya rape case. Taapsee was quoted as saying that one can say so as such incidents are frequent in Delhi, where she had live for some years.
"I play a rape victim in Delhi who fights against her rapists in court tooth and nail without bending down. Amitabh Bachchan plays the fiery lawyer who helps her to get the accused rapists to be convicted though they are boys from influential and rich families," reads the fabricated statement said to be made by Taapsee about her character in "Pink."
The upcoming movie, helmed by Aniruddha Roy Chowdhury is the production venture of Rashmi Sharma and Shoojit Sircar. "Pink," which also stars Kirti Kulhari, Piyush Mishra, Andrea Tariang, Dhritiman Chatterjee, Angad Bedi and Jaya Bachchan is scheduled to hit the screens on Sept.16.