Mahira Sharma (Photo Credit: Instagram)
Bigg Boss 13 contestant Mahira Sharma has landed herself into some deep trouble after she posted an Instagram story holding a Dadasaheb Phalke Award Certificate for being the ''most fashionable'' contestant on the show. Sharma, who recently graced Dadasaheb Phalke International Film Festival, has been accused of forging the certificate. Days after Mahira shared the certificate on Insta, the organisers issued an official statement condemning her ‘immoral and distasteful attempt to gain publicity’. The organisers have said that though she attended the ceremony, no such award was given to her.
The statement reads as, ''One of the Bigg Boss 13 contestants, Ms Mahira Sharma, who was an attendee of this event, posted an Instagram story on 20th February 2020 at around 11:30 pm showcasing that she has received a certificate of appreciation at the DPIFF award ceremony for being ‘The Most Fashionable Contestant Of Bigg Boss 13’. From then on, this story has been copied and reposted by the fan pages on Instagram along with multiple media houses who have posted this as news on their websites.''
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DPIFF OFFICIAL STATEMENT Our offical statement on @officialmahirasharma for forging the prestigious certificate of Dadasaheb Phalke International Film Festival Awards 2020 ` #fraud #cheating #mahirasharma #biggboss #biggboss13 #dpiff #dpiff2020 #fraudactivity #viralbhayani #manavmanglani @amar_ujala @abpnewstv @pinkvilla @rvcjinsta @spotboye_in @laughingcolours @dailyhuntapp @dainikbhaskar_
The statement said that the certificate was 'forged': ''This immoral and distasteful attempt by Mahira Sharma to gain publicity and personal benefits by counterfeiting a very reputed award and showcasing her name on to a falsified category has created an irreversible damage to the brand’s image and reputation.'' It added that their reputation was further tarnished when several media houses reported this as news.
They have asked Mahira Sharma to take down the misleading PR activities and also issue a public apology within the next 48 hours. They have also warned that failing to do so will lead her to face legal proceedings. Mahira, meanwhile, has not yet responded to the allegations.