After the smashing success of Lage Raho Munna Bhai, Vidya Balan has been caught in an ugly row.
According to the recent buzz, a one-minute hot video clip of a woman, bearing close resemblance Vidya Balan, is doing the rounds on the Internet and on MMS-enabled mobile phones.
However, sources close to the heroine of 'Parineetha' fame have been quick to debunk the video as morphed or fake.
‘‘I received the clip through a website link. The female in the clip appears to be Vidya Balan with little signs of morphing. However, with technology developing fast you can never jump to conclusions,'' said Rajesh, a software professional in Chennai. According to him many of his friends have also received the same clip through cell phone MMS.
‘‘The moment I got it I forwarded it to my friends via e-mail. This is the first time I am seeing something that bears close resemblance to a film star,'' said his friend Rakesh.
Whether morphed or look alike, the MMS clip is doing rounds among the youngsters in the city.
According to youngsters who regularly received such clips, they prefer MMS clips of actors and famous models. ‘‘The more famous the person shown in the clip, the more is the popularity for the clip. Many porn websites have sex videos and nude images of famous actors but a majority of is morphed.
With camera phones becoming popular, we get to see many hidden camera clips of famous personalities and there is a big gang of youngsters who do this on a regular basis. Many time such clips are taken by boyfriends of the girls involved and circulated through Internet and cell phones,'' Ramkumar, another computer professional said.
When contacted, Sanjay, secretary to Vidya Balan, told this website's newspaper over phone from Mumbai, ‘‘She is busy shooting here and does not want to react to this. The issue is totally irrelevant to her and we do not want to encourage any discussion on the topic.'' (Agencies)