Bollywood actress Celina Jaitley is irate that newcomer Abhimanyu Singh has dared to romantically link himself with her in order to gain publicity. She says rumours like this can impact her love life negatively.
Celina, who has been shooting a thriller directed by Jagmohan Mundhra with the talented newcomer Abhimanyu, was shocked when she woke up on Friday morning and read about how "upset" Abhimanyu was about the link-up.
"What link-up is he talking about? Who linked him with me except himself? This is the first time I've heard about this so-called link-up," Celina told IANS.
Outraged by Abhimanyu's blatant attempts to distort and misconstrue their association for publicity, Celina quickly sent an SMS to Abhimanyu.
Her SMS to Abhimanyu Singh said: "Abhimanyu, you better stop talking about this so-called link-up. In the first place there's no link, so stop going to the media and crying about things which don't exist."
The actress says this is a perennial problem.
"You are nice to a co-star and he decides to repay your kindness by planting cheap stories. Recently, it happened to me when a co-star, who is a dear friend but who I don't want to name, gave out a story about how he 'manhandled' me on the sets. I didn't react because all said and done, he's a dear friend and a name in his own right. But Abhimanyu is a talented actor and I was just being nice to him as a co-star," she said.
Celina says such incidents compel actresses like her to be cautious in their professional conduct.
"Next time I'll think twice before being nice to a co-star. But it's sad to see actors, established or not-so-established, using their co-star's name for publicity. They take advantage of my single status and friendly nature. But do they realise how such sleazy whispers could jeopardise my prospects of finding love?"
The actress' next release is Paying Guests.