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Identity crisis for Shazahn

An imposter posted a fake profile of Alyque Padamsee's daughter on Facebook and is sending nasty messages to the Bollywood fraternity. Hiren Kotwani tells more...

entertainment Updated: Jun 16, 2009 15:13 IST
Hiren Kotwani
Hiren Kotwani
Hindustan Times

When a newcomer bags a debut film with a big banner, it is usually followed with more offers from high profile production houses. Unfortunately, for Shazahn Padamsee, who has been signed opposite Ranbir Kapoor in Rocket Singh, Shimit Amin’s next for Yash Raj, the plum offers has lead to an identity crisis of sorts.

An imposter has created a fake profile of Padamsee on Facebook, and is sending nasty messages to industry professionals on Padamsee’s friends list.

“A couple of my friends informed me that they were getting messages in my name that didn’t reflect the kind of person they knew me to be,” says Padamsee when contacted to confirm the story. “It’s shocking! I don’t know what these filmmakers must have thought when they got those messages. Thank God, they understood my predicament when I explained that an impersonator was up to malicious mischief. I’ve filed an abuse with Facebook and asked them to look into the matter asap.”

Wrong number
Unfortunately for her, the networking site deleted Padamsee’s real account and restarted it again only after she sent them another stinker.

The culprit has been nabbed since but Padamsee is still following up with the Cyber Crime Cell.

Quiz her on shooting with Ranbir Kapoor and other offers and Padamsee clams up instantly, “Shooting is going great. Can’t say more. I’ll speak when the time is right,” she concludes

First Published: Jun 15, 2009 20:10 IST