One film old Alia Bhatt is having sleepless nights ever since some 'intimate' pictures of her with 'Highway' co-star, Randeep Hooda started doing the rounds of Internet. The 'Student of the Year' girl is trying really hard to convince one and all that the picture is fake and it is not Randeep and her in the pic.
"There's some random image doing around from 'Highway' that isn't authentic at all! That is not me or Randeep in that picture," Alia Bhatt posted on Twitter.
Welcome to the big bad world of Bollywood, Ms.Bhatt. Many actresses and even actors have gone through this weird situation when without their knowledge there bikini clad pictures or some controversial videos go viral on the web.
So, while Alia tries to sort her stuff, let's have a look at stars who have suffered the 'fake pic/video syndrome' in Bollywood at the hands of photoshop-er's creativity...
Amitabh Bachchan: When someone of Big B's stature can be targeted for a fake video, Bollywood actresses are too easy a target. Off late a YouTube video in which his voice was used in a campaign to promote Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi was in circulation on the net. Obviously, the mega star was furious.
He took to twitter and his blog to express his anger. "FAKE !! FAKE !! FAKE !!! APPALLED AND ANGERED BY THIS ILLEGAL ACT ON ME .. PUTTING IT UP NOW, DO READ AND SEE AND CONDEMN .. !!!" tweeted the star. Later on the video was deleted and the culprit, Utpal Jivrajani apologized.
Mona Singh: TV actress and anchor Mona Singh too cried fake when an MMS showing her nude went viral on the internet.
However, the actress took note well in time and complained to the police and later cyber experts found that the video was fake.
Yet another angle to the video was publicity stunt for the film Commando as it leaked close to the release of the film that starred Vidyut Jamwal, Mona's beau.
Vidya Balan: When a picture of bikini clad Vidya Balan printed on the cover of Maxim magazine started getting popular on internet, it was not only a shock for the actress but also for her fans who love the Bong babe dressed in her Kanjeevarams.
Though the artist has done a great job morphing the picture but how could he forget Vidya's voluptuous frame?
Kareena Kapoor: If there's an award to be presented to a designer for doing a great morph job, this one should bag it! This photo of Kareena dressed in a pink bikini is so close to natural. Isn't it?
Celina Jaitley: When a gadget website morphed Celina's picture showing her in a white top and a black panty with phrase, "Slide to Unlock," the sexy mommy had to lodge a cyber crime complaint. What next, Celina proved that it was fake.
Khushboo: This was eye-popping indeed! Southern star Khushboo was gravely shocked at spotting her picture dressed in a see-through bikini in the net.
Khushboo turned towards law and filed a complaint under section 292 A and 3, 4, 5 of Indecent Representation of Women (Prohibition) Act 1986 and Section 4 of Tamil Nadu Prohibition of Harassment of Women Act.
Katrina Kaif: One can find multitude of Katrina's fake pictures, most of them showing her bikini-clad.
That's not all, sometime back there was a video too on roll tagged 'Katrina Kaif's sex scandal.
' But at a closer look one could find that it was Katrina's look alike.
Sonakshi Sinha: Though Sonakshi had done a sensuous photoshoot with Maxim but her bikini-kissed pic that hit the internet was not the part of that shoot as Sonakshi.
Once again, the graphic designer forgot Sonakshi's curves and we caught him!
Preeti Desai: Even a Kingfisher model, who has kissed a bikini several times can't handle a fake picture.
Something similar happened with Preeti when she saw her semi-nude picture with her hands playing hide and seek with her assets got hit online.
Aishwarya Rai Bachchan: Even Aishwarya Rai had go through this morphed picture mania.
Her image from the Lux shoot was morphed to create this bikini image.
Nigar Khan: Though Nigar Khan is known for creating hullabaloo with bare-it-all photoshoots, but when a topless photo of the babe in VI Menn mag in Norway, the picture was an instant hit on the net.
However, Nigar maintained that the picture was morphed.
Asin: Yet another actress who was stripped to bikini was southern star, Asin.