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HindustanTimes Tue,23 Sep 2014

No rumours please: Tamannah says Sajid Khan is her 'rakhi' brother

PTI  New Delhi, June 17, 2014
First Published: 14:15 IST(17/6/2014) | Last Updated: 14:25 IST(17/6/2014)
Actor Tamannah Bhatia, who stars in Sajid Khan's Humshakals, said the director is like her brother and she feels awkward to hear link-up rumours about them.

Tamannah, 24, who made her Bollywood debut with Khan's Himmatwala opposite actor Ajay Devgn, finds the rumours of their affair hilarious.

"Sajid is my brother. I also tie him rakhi. I find the rumours hilarious. If a director believes in an actor, they should not be linked. It gets awkward," she said in an interview.

Tamannah stars opposite Saif Ali Khan in Humshakals, which also has Ritiesh Deshmukh, Ram Kapoor, Bipasha Basu and Esha Gupta.

There have been reports that Bipasha is not promoting the movie because she felt sidelined opposite Tamannah and Esha.

"It is a fact that Bipasha is not promoting the film but I don't exactly know the reason behind this. But there was no such atmosphere on the sets. We all got along well. Sajid made clear from the beginning who had what role and for what duration," she said.

The actor said nobody makes a commercial comedy the way Sajid does and even though Himmatwala did not do well, she had no qualms in working with him again.

"There are ups and down in one's career. I completely value Sajid's ability to be a fantastic comic director.
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