All the scrutiny that has come to Bipasha Basu Singh Grover all revolves around her allegedly cancelling her attendance for a Fashion Show in London. Labelled unprofessional and a cheat by the organisers, Basu has now released an open letter setting the record straight to her side of the story.
Bollywood Life reports, Bipasha expressing, “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 principles. 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.”
The actress goes on to say how in the beginning, she found the it all amusing however was in shock once she found that more and more people were believing what was negatively being written about her.
“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 realized 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, whereas they had completely defaulted at their end. Using the fact that my name had already been publicised,” she expressed.
Putting forward her side of the argument, Bipasha explained, “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 event.”
“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 deal,” she went on to say.
Bipasha also spoke about how unfairly her own manager was treated and with her manager’s family becoming upset as well, the actress proclaimed that the treatment given was not necessary.
Bipasha ended her later with, “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 gets written.”
There were reports earlier today that the event organisers could be holding a press meet soon to clarify their stance on the matter. This is still unconfirmed.