Los Angeles, CA, United States (CNS) – Aishwarya Rai Bachnan’s Elle India cover has sparked plenty of controversy after reports that the cover girl wanted to sue the magazine for allegedly lightening her skin color. The reports are false.
According to Aishwarya’s publicist, the model, actress, and former Miss World has no plans to sue the magazine, as first reported by the Mumbai Mirror.
“We would like to put on record the article printed in Mumbai Mirror dated the 27th of Dec is in fact false (“Ash might sue for ‘whiteface’ ),” said Rai Bachnan’s publicist in a statement. “The statement made therein by the author is self created and bears no representation to our client or the Bachchan family.”
The article included quotes from a source close to Aishwarya, who said her reaction was disbelief to the supposed photo doctoring and purported that she may even take legal action.
“Our client Aishwarya Rai Bachchan or the Bachchan family is not in any form of communication with the tabloid Mumbai Mirror and as such the story is an attempt to use their names to make news and a sensational article,” the statement continued. “We regret the same as such fictitious articles lead to rumour mongering.”