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Vidya Balan to sue website for fake bikini pics

None  New Delhi, March 10, 2011
First Published: 16:16 IST(10/3/2011) | Last Updated: 13:01 IST(11/3/2011)

Angered by her morphed bikini-clad picture circulating on the web, actress Vidya Balan is preparing to sue the websites that are defaming her.

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A source revealed to DNA, "Vidya (who's shooting overseas) is very upset with the way the picture has become hot property in cyberspace. The concerned magazine (on whose cover she has apparently been morphed) has been contacted and they have clarified that they have nothing to do with it," says spokesperson of the actress. The actress has given a go-ahead for a legal suit if the culprit (who's behind creating the picture) is pin-pointed or a re-run of such an incident occurs.

"She is not going to sit tight if such a thing happens again. We are exploring legal options to stop this malice against actresses of Bollywood," the spokesperson adds.

Bollywood star Katrina Kaif and her sister Isabelle have also been the prey of web harassment. Kaif's mother Susanne Turquotte had condemned the people involved with such acts in a press note, "Katrina is aware of the malicious posts that have come up from time to time on the net. That she has kept quiet all his while doesn't mean that she will keep quiet all the time. She's also considering legal options for websites and software applications that tend to draw users using these tactics," reports DNA.

VidyaWith the Internet menace increasing at an alarming rate, the police officials are unable to prosecute the culprits. A police official told the daily, "Yes, there are several complaints that we have received over the years but the problem is the law doesn't have enough teeth to prosecute the culprit even if we manage to nab them," says a source from the police department.

Buzz is that Katrina Kaif and Sonakshi Sinha, who've also been the victim of this nuisance are also planning to take legal recourse.

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