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HindustanTimes Tue,23 Sep 2014

Katrina Kaif cancels second press meet in a row

Shalvi Mangaokar, Hindustan Times  Mumbai, October 06, 2013
First Published: 16:21 IST(6/10/2013) | Last Updated: 16:47 IST(6/10/2013)

The usually media-friendly Katrina Kaif suddenly seems to be in no mood to talk. The actor endorses a whole bunch of products, and part of her role is to speak to the media at press interactions that the brands host. However, ever since the paparazzi images of her in a bikini, holidaying with Ranbir Kapoor in Ibiza, hit the press, Katrina, it seems, has been avoiding speaking to any journalist.

So, on September 18, at a media event in Delhi organised by a brand that Katrina endorses, it was suddenly announced that no journalists would be allowed. Only photographers and TV camera crew were let inside the venue.

Earlier, she snubbed a reporter who approached her at the airport (she was returning from Sri Lanka, where she was reportedly accompanying Ranbir on the sets of Bombay Velvet) for a reaction. The rumours of Katrina turning media-shy only grew stronger when this Friday (October 4), a press conference (this time in Mumbai; for another brand) was called off at the last minute.

Katrina’ only reaction to the Ibiza pictures (that appeared in the last week of July) came in the form of an open letter she sent to the media right after. In this, she said that she felt “most upset, distressed and invaded”, adding that, "I request that all media running these pictures please refrain from doing so. I have a wonderful relationship with the media and have been accessible to the media at all times. There is no reason for this furtive and invasive behavior (sic).” 

We tried to reach Katrina for a comment but she remained unavailable. Her spokesperson, too, did not wish to speak about it.

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