Mumbai: In relief for TV actress Mona Singh, digital experts and senior crime branch officers have confirmed that the MMS video clip that showed a nude women resembling her, has been doctored.
The face of the actress has been superimposed in the video in question, which went viral last week. Singh was shooting for a popular TV serial ‘Kya Hua Tera Vada’ when she was informed of the MMS. She rushed to file a complaint with the Mumbai police’s crime branch.
Talking to DNA, a source close to the actress said, “The MMS of a model, who resembles the television actress has been purposely leaked to tarnish her image. She is one of the most successful actresses and perhaps someone cannot digest it.”
The web portals that carried the explicit content would be penalised as per IT Act 2000 and IPC 1860.
Mona rose to popularity after she played Jassi in ‘Jassi Jaisi Koi Nahin’. She had subsequently won dance reality show ‘Jhalak Dikhhla Ja’.
Following the controversy, Mona Singh had released a statement clarifying her stance. The statement read, “It is just completely appalling and disgraceful that someone on the web can go to the extent of morphing my face onto someone else`s body to create a sensational video! We have filed a severe complaint at the Cyber Crime Cell and are hoping to find the culprit. People need to realise that before being actors we`re respectable women and have family and friends who we`re answerable to and who get affected by negativity that is thrown in our direction.”
The statement further read, “Thankfully, my family and friends are standing by me like they always have, supporting me to see this through. If today this can happen to me, it can happen to any innocent girl and things like this can ruin lives and careers forever. This is a VERY SERIOUS issue and it needs to stop! As members of the media, journalists and editors should also take a stand against such acts and not provide the culprits with the publicity that they are hoping for as the outcome of their dastardly acts.”