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Luv-hate storys

Team of I Hate Luv Storys attacks writer Shobhaa De on Twitter.

india Updated: Jul 07, 2010 02:26 IST
Rahul Sabharwal
Rahul Sabharwal
Hindustan Times

Luv storys

Writer Shobhaa De and the team of the film

I Hate Luv Storys

are at war. On Monday, Sonam Kapoor, the movie’s leading lady, posted on Twitter: “Guys pls (sic) don’t take Shobha De seriously. She’s a fossil who’s getting no action and going through menopause.” Kapoor had re-tweeted a statement made by the film’s director Punit Malhotra on the site. Some fans also followed suit.

So, what made Punit and Sonam flip out? A harsh review the writer posted on her blog, in which she ripped the film apart. Titled I Hate Dumb Storys, Shobhaa had written that Punit ought to be “spanked in public”. She further said, “As for Sonam, the lassie lacks oomph,” and “Imran should keep his shirt on… if he doesn’t want the audience to lose theirs.”

Minutes after Punit and Sonam made the remarks, both deleted the tweets. But, the director says he ‘stands by what he wrote’. “My mom asked me to delete it, because she said I shouldn’t stoop to that level,” said Punit to HT City. Sonam’s spokesperson defended, “She merely wrote ‘Haha’ in response to what Punit said.” Despite attempts, Shobhaa De did not take calls or respond to messages on the matter.

First Published: Jul 06, 2010 16:00 IST