New Delhi, May 12, 2016: Pretty Preity Zinta is angry at a report that accuses her of teaching cricket to Sanjay Bangar.
The Bollywood actor lashed at the report and called it a “perfect example of how journalists lie blatantly.”
Preity Zinta called it defamation and slander and vehemently insisted that she was “not disrespectful to the coach nor abuse any one & definitely did not use the four letter word.”
Elaborating more on the report Preity Zinta said that the story showed sexism and was too exaggerated. Here is what she wrote:
“I did speak to Veeru & Sanjay for exactly 20 seconds and asked why Axe did not bat after which I congratulated Virat Kohli & spoke to him briefly as he walked up to me. After which I proceeded to have a chat with Shane Watson& then left the ground with my husband & In Laws as we were in one car & I was disappointed.
My mother & Brother stayed back as she was to go to the presentation ceremony & they were traveling in another car. I will not deny that I was disappointed but how dare any journalist cook up a story with me as a Villain. Just because I do not Support “PAID MEDIA or MEDIA NET” does not mean I am a soft target.
Sanjay & I (Preity Zinta) BOTH have DENIED this story STILL it gets Printed. I am fed up of this nonsense & negativity. Just because our judicial system is slow some Indian Journalists time and again use it to write ANY & EVERYTHING & make soft targets of celebrities. Mumbai Mirror has been in the forefront of writing stories which are factually incorrect time & again & it’s getting both alarming & disgusting.
Also I’m amazed at the chauvinist & sexist undertone to your article. Just because I am a woman you presume me to be a bimbo & know nothing about Cricket even though I have been working in this sport and business for the past 9 years. For the record I do know more about the game than you do about journalism. My question to you is – would you have written the same thing if you were writing about another man in cricket ?”
Preity Zinta did not stop at this she also asked the reporter to prove his story:
“So now either Mr. Vijay should prove this story true of face the consequences 👋👋 If I did not speak to the coach on the ground for more than 20 seconds then how can this story be true ?”
Post this, Preity Zinta also wrote:
“I like the way this journalist compares owners & coaches in Europe. Really ? In Europe Mr. Vijay you would not get a job as a journalist cuz instead of reporting facts u cook them up so technically you would be sued by now & yes I do have every right to ASK a legit question.
You wanted a statement from me but whatever I said to you & my PR you CONVENIENTLY forgot to print it & preferred to call it cryptic text messages 👏 Amazing!”
Preity Zinta was also unhappy with the picture that was printed with the story and wrote:
“Also I’m amazed at my picture used in this article. A perfect example of a B grade masala flick. Shame on you. #disgusting #sensationaljournalism #paidmedia #medianet”
The lovely Preity Zinta has never been the one to use abusive language and is indeed classy, hopefully this would get sorted out soon.