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Kareena Kapoor set to sue medical brand

Kareena Kapoor is set to take a company that produces weight-loss pills to court for using her name for promotions.

bollywood Updated: May 12, 2015 18:44 IST
Anirban Das
Anirban Das
Hindustan Times
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Bollywood actors often endorse brands, and it can be said that their association with the products encourage a lot of people to buy them. But recently, a company claimed that Kareena Kapoor Khan used some weight-loss pills to lose 13 kg, which apparently, the actor has never used or endorsed. Now, her team is planning to send legal notices to the medical company that produces the products, as well as the website that carried the news.

Kareena found out about the article a week ago. "As soon as she came across the article that mentioned that she used those pills to lose weight, she was shocked. She immediately consulted her legal team, and asked them to find out more details about the company, and the website. She is planning to sue the medical company for `20 crore. A legal notice will also be sent to the website," informs a source close to the actor.

Currently, Kareena’s legal team is looking for details about the medical company and the website. "Since these medicines are not products of a big pharmaceutical company, they are trying to contact the owner of the company. Kareena’s legal team is also checking if the website is in anyway associated with the brand," says the source, adding, "Kareena has never used pills to lose weight and the information provided on the website is not true."

While Kareena remained unavailable for a comment, her spokesperson confirmed the news, saying, "Kareena never has and never will advocate crash dieting or weight-loss pills. As a professional, she has never misled her fans with false claims. Her legal team will be taking action against the brand."

First Published: May 12, 2015 18:37 IST