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B'wood starlet refutes sexual encounter

Bollywood starlet Tania Zaetta refutes claims of her having sex with Australian soldiers in Afghanistan and demands an apology from the Australian Govt.

entertainment Updated: May 22, 2008 21:13 IST

Bollywood starlet Tania Zaetta on Thursday refuted claims of her having sex with Australian soldiers in Afghanistan and demanded an apology from the government for leaking her name in an official briefing.

"Perhaps I do feel like I need an apology because not only my family name but my career which I have worked very hard for is suddenly at stake here," Zaetta, who has worked in Bollywood movie Mr Black, Mr White said on Thursday.

The London-based Australian actress said, "It's shocking, it's very disappointing from my point of view."

"It's complete made-up lies ... (and) apart from being hurtful it's damaging to a woman's career, to her reputation and I wish someone had come and asked me before there had been any documentation," she said.

The allegations were made in a briefing to Defence Minister Joel Fitzgibbon. The department also has formally apologised to Zaetta for the leak, defence spokesman Brigadier Andrew Nikolic said in a statement.

The briefing reportedly claims she had sex with special forces soldiers at the Australian base in Tarin Kowt in Afghanistan during a forces tour last month.

Meanwhile, raising his doubts on the sex scandal, Rudd said, "any investigation was best left to Defence."

"I doubt very, very, very much - I have only seen all the girls conduct themselves in a very, very professional manner and certainly Tania, because she is a very professional person," Rudd was quoted as saying by APP.

Meanwhile, the Opposition asked the government to apologise to Zaetta, stating the unsubstantiated allegations were a "gross invasion" of her privacy.