Tapsee distances herself from controversy

Tapsee Pannu came out with a statement on Tuesday, refuting reports in a section of the media, which linked her with the ‘fight’ between Kollywood actor Mahath and Tollywood actor Manchu Manoj.

‘First of all I was in Kurnool for my work when the whole incident took place so I was practically nowhere near the incident. The allegation on me is totally false. I know Mohan Babu uncle, Lakshmi, Vishnu and Manoj from the day I have entered the industry and they are a very important reason behind me being where I am today,’ she said.

‘They have treated n protected me like a family member from day 1 till date n I can never be enough thankful for that. Mohan babu uncle always treated me like his daughter and I’m a like a small sister for lakshmi,manoj and vishnu! So its only cheap of anyone to link me up with manoj and get publicity out of it,’ Tapsee said.

‘They have protected me from people who hav tried to misuse my name. And its so sad n annoying to see someone dragging my name to make it a big issue and get noticed. I always prefer keeping myself dignified by not blaming or pointing at anyone for anything and its unfair of anyone to drag my name and get publicity out of it. I’m in no relationship with anyone n manoj is like my brother,’ she added.

The actress, who is sharing the screen space with Manoj in upcoming film Marandhen Mannithen added: ‘I kept quiet all the time before this when I was blamed but now its crossing the limits of decency, no one has the right to drag n put me in bad light for their own cheap and selfish reasons. I have nothing to do with mahat. And I just feel bad bout the incidents that happened and sad that its blown out of proportion. Its my kind and humble request to please let me work peacefully and not drag my name into it. Whoever is taking my name doesn’t have anything to lose but I have a reputation which I have build for myself by working hard and I want that to be respected.’

‘I hope my statement is respected. Its the character of a girl in question and its sad to see someone trying to spoil it for cheap reasons,’ she concluded.