October 16, 2017
Actress Sonam Kapoor is livid over gossip around an alleged
'cat fight' on the sets of her film "Veere Di Wedding", which features an
ensemble of actresses including Kareena Kapoor Khan, Swara Bhasker and Shikha
Sonam's reaction came following a 'blind item' posted by an entertainment portal.
In a Twitter post, Sonam wrote: "Dear websites, you can put out as many 'blind items' (aka gossip you were too lazy to fact-check) as you like pitting women against each other. It may get you clicks but it won't be the truth. Must you insist on shoving this tired patriarchal concept of women cat fighting into our film (which is not about a road trip) as if grown, intelligent women have nothing better to do.
"We will continue to be actual friends and try and make a kick-ass movie and prove that women can work with each other, get along and have a blast. Because we can, we are and we will continue to. And on schedule. Please keep in mind how outdated, irresponsible, and harmful your narrative is and frustrating for a culture of women who actually want to work together.
"There is no place for it anymore. Sincerely, The cast and crew of 'Veere Di Wedding'."
Produced by Rhea Kapoor and Ekta Kapoor, the film's first schedule was wrapped in Delhi. It is directed by Shashanka Ghosh.
Sonam and Rhea's father and veteran actor Anil Kapoor also shot down the gossip item.
"Veeres stand together, through 'blind stories', false accusations and smear campaigns. That's true friendship.