Puri Jagannadh's short film HUG Poster
Puri Jagannadh's short film HUG PosterTwitter

Katerina Krivenko, who is a leading Kathak dancer from Russia, is upset over director Puri Jagannadh for misusing her name in his short film HUG, which is set for release on December 31.

Puri Jagannadh surprised everyone, by releasing a poster of HUG and announcing its release date. He tweeted on Friday: "My 1st short film #HUG shall b released on 31st dec 2017 at 10 am.. Get ready for this 1 #PCfilm @PuriConnects @Charmmeofficial @Sandeep_Chowta @junaid_editor @anilpaduri."

The first look of HUG, which depicts a nude woman hugging a tree, hinting that this short film is going to be about nature. Katerina Krivenko was also featured on the poster, which fueled the speculation that she will be playing the lead role with Portugal model and actress Isabella in this short movie.

But Katerina Krivenko has denied the reports say that she is not part of HUG, but the makers of the short film are tarnishing her image, as she will never pose like the one in its poster. She took to Facebook to clear the air. Here is her statement.

Hello people,

As you must be knowing some bad things are happening now to my name and reputation.

"For the second day in a row we are having discussions with Puri Jagannadh's team to make corrections to the false information being spread about me, and here is a proof from their side that I didn't act in this short movie and the girl on the poster is not me. I started getting questions from some people whether that's me on the poster or not, cause my name is also mentioned on the poster, even though I didn't act in this movie."

The statement: that's not me!!! Some people have given the false information about my name. Those who know me personally know that I never allow anyone to click these kind of pictures of me. It is completely unacceptable for me. So please don't think wrong.

Thank you,