After Kalki Koechlin took to Twitter to say that he separation from Anurag Kashyap had nothing to do with Huma Qureshi, the director-producer also said in an interview that the Dedh Ishqiya actor was being "targeted". Huma also issued a statement trashing the rumours.
For a while now, rumours have been rife that Anurag Kashyap and Kalki Koechlin’s separation was a result of his closeness to Huma Qureshi.
The buzz got even stronger after Huma and he were spotted hugging at the screening of American Hustle in Mumbai recently.
In an interview Anurag said, "People run only one-sided story and it's very disturbing. Such rumours are not affecting me or Kalki but it is affecting Huma's image. Huma is being targeted."
He also broached the topic of the picture in which he was seen hugging Huma at a film screening. "When we went for the screening, photographers wanted to click us together. I said you guys will click our picture purposely and will run your own story and that's exactly what has happened," he added.
He also announced that he was going to leave Twitter. "I have always maintained distance from media because I read so many fake stories about me. After reading so many stories, even we stopped meeting. I am even going to get out of Twitter," he said.
Huma said in her statement, "For the record, I am friends with both Anurag and Kalki. A few days ago, when Kalki came for the premiere of my movie, we hugged each other warmly. It's surprising that me hugging Kalki doesn't get noticed by people, but when I meet Anurag, we are having an affair?!"
On Tuesday (January 14), she tweeted, "Jesus Christ can we please leave Huma alone?! My problems with Anurag have nothing to do with her!."
Jesus Christ can we please leave Huma alone?! My problems with Anurag have nothing to do with her!— Kalki Koechlin (@kalkikanmani) January 14, 2014
Earlier, in November 2013, director Anurag Kashyap and his wife Kalki Koechlin announced that they were taking time apart from their more than two-year-old marriage.
The couple, whose marriage was said to be in trouble, had issued a joint statement asking for privacy and to deny that they were divorcing.