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Celebs and their fake Facebook profiles

entertainment Updated: Apr 18, 2011 00:42 IST
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Actor Yuvika Chaudhary filed a police complaint after she discovered her fake Facebook profile. Here are more such shocking stories.

Shazahn Padamsee
After her debut film Rocket Singh — Salesman Of The Year in 2009, the actor got to know from some industry friends that they were getting strange messages from her on Facebook. A lot of filmmakers were also getting nasty messages from her account. “I had to explain to them that it wasn’t me but an imposter. Later, I filed a complaint with Facebook and they deleted the profile," she says.

Malaika Arora Khan
The actor had to come out in the media and say that it wasn’t her on Facebook when her friends started getting weird requests from an account in her name. Last year, her industry friends started getting requests from her for her bikini pictures, for designer clothes and their pictures for Arbaaz’s film. “I do not have a Facebook account. I keep in touch with my friends through the phone,” she said.

SushmitaYuvika Chaudhary

The Toh Baat Pakki actor filed a police complaint against a fake profile on the social networking site, that claimed that she was

‘available’ to clients. Chaudhary was unaware about the profile until she started getting messages on her cell phone from people who claimed to have struck the deal with her on the site. The actor also filed a complaint with the cyber cell. "I will bring the culprits to book," she said.

Sonal Chauhan
The actor started getting birthday greetings on her phone when it wasn’t her birthday. When she enquired why people thought it was her birthday, turned out it was the birth date given on her fake Facebook profile. “It was the most annoying day for me and very agonising too. Even my age on the page was wrong,” she said last year.

Sushmita Sen
An imposter created a fake Facebook profile of the actor asking people to donate money for charity in 2009. The creator also opened a separate account where people could donate money. The actor got to know about it when her friends called her up asking what the charity was for. “If you have a name that people can use then these things are bound to happen,” the actor said.