Anu Emmanuel
Anu Emmanuel featured in Mathrubhumi Star & Style magazineAnu Emmanuel/Instagram

Actress Anu Emmanuel, who was paired opposite Nivin Pauly in the blockbuster movie "Action Hero Biju," has bashed a Malayalam entertainment magazine for fabricating her statements. 

A recent interview of the actress published on Mathrubhumi Star & Style magazine stated that she said the Mollywood industry doesn't respect heroines. The statements came after she was replaced by a newcomer in the upcoming Dulquer Salmaan movie directed by Amal Neerad.

However, the actress, who has been featured on the coverpage of the June edition of the magazine, has now claimed that alleged statement is fabricated. "Recently 'Star & Style Magazine' released a statement that concluded that I said that Malayalam cinema doesn't respect heroines, which i have never said. Although the cover is nice the statement isn't," Anu wrote on her Instagram account while sharing the photo of the magazine's coverpage.

Due to unconfirmed reasons, Anu was replaced by debutant Karthika, daughter of cinematographer Muraleedharan CK, in the upcoming Dulquer starrer few days after the movie went on floors in Palai, Kottayam. Dulquer plays as a native of Kottayam in the movie, which also has Siddhique, Soubin Shahir and Dileesh Pothan in pivotal roles. Scripted by Shibin Francis, the untitled movie is the production venture of Amal under the banner of Amal Neerad Productions.

Meanwhile, Anu has two Telugu projects in her kitty, including "Oxygen" and Nani's upcoming movie. The AM Jyothi Krishna-directed movie "Oxygen" has Gopi Chand in the lead role. The actress has been sharing the pictures from the location of the upcoming film on her Instagram account.