Deepika, Imran forbidden from tweeting about film

Jun 16, 2010 Subhash K Jha

Mumbai, June 16 (IANS) Film director Kunal Kohli, currently shooting for his film "Break Ke Baad" in Mauritius, has forbidden lead actors Deepika Padukone and Imran Khan from talking about the film on social networking sites on the internet.

Kohli told IANS: "I've only asked Deepika and Imran to desist from tweeting for three weeks until Imran's new film "I Hate Luv Storys" is released. I don't want any overlapping in the public's subconscious about the two films. Once Imran's other film is out, he and Deepika are free to tweet to their heart's content."

This is the second instance when actors have been prohibited from tweeting about a film. In the past, Sajid Nadiadwala had to restrain Ranbir Kapoor and Priyanka Chopra from talking about the film "Anjaana Anjaani" on the net.

The director's restrictions have, apparently, not been taken well by Imran who was heard grumbling loudly about the curtailment of the freedom of expression.

Justifying his stand, Kohli determinedly said: "I really don't approve of stars giving out information on micro-blogging sites, but I don't think we should stop them. What I can do is to decide when is the right time to tweet."

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