Chitrangada shocked over 'fake' Twitter war
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Chitrangada shocked over 'fake' Twitter war

A new Twitter brawl is brewing and Chitrangada Singh is in the firing line. The actor supposedly made a nasty comment about model Poonam Pandey through her purported Twitter account. But is Chitrangada really on Twitter? Prashant Singh reports.

entertainment Updated: Mar 06, 2012 19:05 IST
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Prashant Singh
Hindustan Times
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A new Twitter brawl is brewing and Chitrangada Singh is in the firing line. The Hazaaron Khwaishein Aisi actor supposedly made a nasty comment about model Poonam Pandey through her purported Twitter account, which reads: “How do you compete with Poonam Pandey, when she is ready strip for kabbadi matches?” and “India won Kabaddi world cup, time for Poonam show (sic).”

The controversial model who first hit the headlines when she promised to strip if India won the cricket world cup reacted fast – though indirectly. “Jealousy: That’s what makes a b***h talk (sic),” she tweeted, and “There is this actress she had 700 followers since many months started using my name now has 1,300 plus in a day... hahaha how cheap any one can be arrey yaar itna bhi “Garib” mat bano (sic).”

There’s a slight problem though. Chitrangada claims that she doesn’t have a Twitter account at all – that the account in her name was set up by someone else. But she’s also responded to Poonam’s comment. “I have seen her pictures in newspapers and on TV channels. But she is not someone whose life I follow or react to. What angers me is that it’s all happening due to a fake Twitter account,” says the dusky beauty.

FAKE WAR: Chitrangada Singh and Poonam Pandey

Interestingly, Singh’s false Twitter page comes with a tag stating that it’s her ‘Official Account.’

“I don’t understand why I am being pulled into this. I have no idea what Poonam really does (in life), so I’m shocked,” says Chitrangada, who has just signed a couple of endorsement deals. “This year is going to be very hectic,” she says.

Poonam Pandey was in the news last month as well when she got into a Twitter battle with Bangladeshi author Taslima Nasreen who made rude comments about the model.

Famous Twitter wars

Shah Rukh Khan — Shirish Kunder

@ShirishKunder: The super hero in Ra One has all the powers in the world but to entertain (sic).

@iamsrk: Its quite amazing the extent of opinions I read about public figures. At times it can only be best described as ‘artificial hallucinations (sic). (This quite possibly was the trigger for Shah Rukh’s slapgate.)

TOPLESS: Poonam Pandey posted her without-bikini image on Twitter

Anurag Kashyap-Arbaaz Khan
@ankash1009: Salman Khan thinks he made my brother’s life. Hope he does the same for Arbaaz when he does Dabangg 2. All The Best” and “Abhinav Singh Kashyap, you rock... I love you... Show them what you are made off (sic).

@arbaazSkhan: Instead of GRATTITUDE some people show ATTITUDE. Wah kya zamana aa gaya hai. Time will tell. Kabhi asliat ko bahar aane mein time lagta hai (sic). (Anurag had then taken off his tweets immediately after posting them.)

Ayesha Takia — Siddhartha Mallaya
@Ayeshatakia: The worst airline, Kingfisher!!!shockingly baddddddddddd airport staff behavior at Delhi airport with my sister…Is this how a girl alone at an airport gets treated by the staff of the airline she is flying (sic).

@sidharthamallya: Been getting tweets about Ayesha Takia & KFA. Not too sure who she is, an actor of some sorts?? But it seems something has upset her (sic).”

Poonam Pandey, Who?
The 19-year-old model shot to fame last summer when she announced she would strip if India won the World Cup. She is one of the ‘most searched’ models on Google and regularly posts risqué videos and pictures of herself on Twitter called ‘The Mirror Act’ and ‘My Bathroom Secrets’, always promising these clips will get ‘hot, hotter, hottest’.

First Published: Mar 06, 2012 10:11 IST