Actor Kangna Ranaut and American businesswoman-socialite Paris Hilton have locked horns. The issue is whether or not Kangna, 24, was approached to be the face of Hilton’s clothing line in India. While Kangna’s spokesperson maintains that she was indeed approached, Hilton’s India representatives deny her claims, and say the hotel heiress is now contemplating legal action against Kangna.
“Paris is a global mega-star and is extremely miffed at these bogus reports that an Indian actor is claiming to be the face of her fashion line in India. Paris does not need a face to represent her, anywhere in the world. When Kangna was dating (actor) Adhyayan Suman, he introduced her to the biggest names from the world of film and fashion, including his friend, Hilton. Hilton does not even remember meeting Kangna, let alone making her the face of her brand in India. She is thinking of taking legal action against her for using her name for cheap publicity,” says Pragya Narang of Crème Talent Management, which is managing Hilton’s business queries in India.
It was last year when news of Kangna being approached to represent Hilton’s fashion line first surfaced. But Hilton, 30, who on Monday issued this denial, will come to India later this month to launch her accessories line.
Meanwhile, Kangna Ranaut continues to maintain that she was indeed approached by Hilton’s brand in this regard. In a statement, Carving Dreams, which handles Ranaut’s endorsements, said, “This is to certify that we were approached by an agency via email for a one year commercial endorsement for an international clothing line. Upon receiving this email, Ms Ranaut’s manager had a telephonic conversation with the agency and the agency confirmed that this was for the launch of Paris’s personal clothing line.”