Bipasha Basu, who is known for flooding our Instagam pages with (pointless) selfies with hubby and border-line phone endorsements, has found her place in the media for obviously the wrong reasons. She has been alleged of throwing pointless tantrums and creating a hole in the pockets of the organizers and sponsors.
Bipasha has been quick (in a sarcastic way) to clarify with her side of the story. And while she’s clarifying her
side of the story, she probably means incomplete statements where she hopes all will be silenced. Let us show you how it really went down.
But first, here’s Bipasha’s open letter:
“While a lot has been said about my association with the recent London
Fashion Show, I feel that I need to speak my mind at this juncture.I
do believe that it is important to be true to yourself and your
I have always fought my own battles, and though I don’t choose to fall
to their level, I need to set the record straight. While a few hiccups
are bound to happen in our line of work, I have never been privy to
such baseless and cheap name slandering.
Initially I was amused that the defaulters are playing the victim card
and making up ridiculous stories to save their back and putting me in
the wrong but now I’m shocked that certain segments of the media too
have supported them and people are wrongly using social media as a
weapon of mass attack. Also to be noted that these are first time
producers in London.
To set the record straight – The deal was made with a set of agreed
conditions. However, when I landed there for the project as planned, I
realised that the organizers hadn’t honored their end of the bargain.
In spite of confirming with my manager that they had.
I had agreed to travel on a hospitality deal but never was I treated
so badly .My self-respect holds the highest value and I refuse to be a
victim of bullying or arm twisting. They expected me to hold true to
my end of the bargain, where as they had completely defaulted at their
end. Using the fact that my name had already been publicised.
Contrary to rumors, as soon as I landed in London, we made our own
hotel bookings and I also immediately rebooked our own travel. Being a
part of the Bollywood fraternity, I’ve never experienced such a
callous and high-handed treatment before. So instead of creating a
scene there, I chose to keep the high ground and backed off from the
I understand that some people were inadvertently hurt by my actions;
but I believe we all have the right to stand by our self-respect and
choose to walk away from humiliating situations.
There are no free lunches in this world and everyone needs to be
compensated for the work they do and when the terms and conditions
aren’t met, it is only natural and professional to opt out of the
Additionally, what has been reported about my manager is uncalled for.
She received some disheartening news of her family and was upset, as
opposed to the ridiculous reasons being reported.
I hope this puts an end to all speculation.
While I do understand that celebrities are public figures and are
constantly under scrutiny, at the same time they are soft targets for
anyone to accuse and then be written about. I hope everyone makes a
wiser judgement as opposed to believing just about anything that is
Well, Bips, firstly, not returning the organisers money and touring at their expense is not what makes a principled individual.
You said that you fight your own battles. Cat fights in B-town don’t count.
One more thing, what conditions are you talking about? Why leave us guessing? Is this an open letter or a puzzle?
We sympathize with your manager and whatever must have happened to her on the family front. We also sympathize with her because she’s YOUR manager!
The only thing that’s natural about your behaviour and open letter is that it’s going to probably spark a troll here and there which will inevitably turn into a flood.
Here’s hoping that Bipasha Basu gets her act together and returns what she rightfully owes to the respective people, just like the self-proclaimed professional that she is from the past 15 years.