Preity Zinta's Facebook post in which she denies abusing Kings XI Punjab coach

The IPL team co-owner's FB post slams journalist for publishing a false story.

 |  3-minute read |   13-05-2016
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A perfect example of how journalists LIE BLATANTLY and should be sued for DEFAMATION! For the record, I do have manners and I did go to school, so Mr Vijay Tagore either apologise or bring forward your so called source as you are guilty of slander.

I was most definitely NOT (being) disrespectful to our (KXIP) coach (Sanjay Bangar) nor abuse anyone and definitely did not use the FOUR LETTER WORD. Your story reeks of SEXISM and is incorrect and exaggerated beyond words.

I did speak to Veeru (Virender Sehwag) and Sanjay for exactly 20 seconds and asked why Axe (Axar Patel) did not bat, after which I congratulated Virat Kohli and spoke to him briefly as he walked up to me. After which I proceeded to have a chat with Shane Watson and then left the ground with my husband and in-laws as we were in one car and I was disappointed.

My mother and brother stayed back as she was to go to the presentation ceremony and they were travelling in another car. I will not deny that I was disappointed but how dare any journalist cook up a story with me as a villain? Just because I do not support "PAID MEDIA or MEDIA NET" does not mean I am a soft target.

5734dad6c9444.image_051316123440.jpg Zinta with KXIP coach Sanjay Bangar. (YouTube)

Sanjay and I BOTH have DENIED this story, STILL it gets printed. I am fed up of this nonsense and negativity. Just because our judicial system is slow some Indian journalists, time and again use it to write ANY (thing) and EVERYTHING and make soft targets of celebrities. Mumbai Mirror has been in the forefront of writing stories which are factually incorrect time and again. And, it's getting both alarming and disgusting.

Also I'm amazed at the chauvinist and sexist undertone of your article. Just because I am a woman you presume me to be a bimbo and know nothing about cricket even though I have been working in this sport and business for the past nine years. For the record I do know more about the game than you do about journalism. My question to you is - would you have written the same thing if you were writing about another man in cricket?

So now either Mr Vijay should prove this story true or face the consequences. If I did not speak to the coach on the ground for more than 20 seconds then, how can this story be true?

I like the way this journalist compares owners and coaches in Europe. Really? In Europe, Mr Vijay you would not get a job as a journalist 'cuz instead of reporting facts you cook them up. So technically, you would be sued by now. And, yes I do have every right to ASK a legit question (too).

You wanted a statement from me but whatever I said to you and my PR you CONVENIENTLY forgot to print it and preferred to call it cryptic text messages. Amazing!

Also, I'm amazed at my picture used in this article. A perfect example of a B-grade masala flick. Shame on you.

#Disgusting #SensationalJournalism #PaidMedia #MediaNet

(This first appeared on the writer's Facebook page.)

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