Disgusting to see TV channels do 'match-mixing': Katrina

By Subhash K. Jha

Mumbai, Sep 14 (IANS) Bollywood actress Katrina Kaif, who has been shooting non-stop for her upcoming film "Rajneeti" with Ranbir Kapoor on the streets of Bhopal, says it is "disgusting" to see television channels create controversies and indulge in "match-mixing" to raise TRPs.

Earlier this week, a television channel went ballistic with an image showing her reaching out and hugging Ranbir Kapoor on a road. The clipping was aired with a question as to what her boyfriend actor Salman Khan would have to say on her public display of intimacy.

"Nothing. Why should he (Salman) have anything to say about a scene from a film? It's a scene we shot for 'Rajneeti' on a street of Bhopal (Madhya Pradesh capital). Obviously some camera outside our unit shot and decided to up the channel's TRPs with one more scandal story. But it is disgusting," the defiant actress said.

She said it is a clear case of "match-mixing".

"People can easily see I'm dressed for the character in 'Rajneeti'. And am I so dumb as to indulge in a public display of affection with my co-star? Grant me more common sense," she said.

"We're all busy with our commitments. And I'm also busy fighting off strange allegations," sighs Katrina.

"First of all it's illegal to shoot people without their knowledge. And then how can they pass off a shot from a film as a paparazzi scoop?" she asked.

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