In a shocking video released by an independent media outlet Cobrapost, 30 prominent B-town celebrities are seen on camera negotiating a deal. The celebs in question can be seen and heard agreeing to create social media posts supporting political parties in return for money and Sonu Sood is one of the names on the list. The actor recently released a statement against the allegations saying what is revealed to the world is not right, adding that the video has been tampered with.
The actor was quick to respond with a statement that aims to clear his name. ‘What was actually discussed has been wrongly reproduced and projected. This is a clear case of sabotage. The editing has been tampered with and only certain elements of the conversation have been used and projected in the wrong light. To add to that the background score only sensationalizes it further. It is very regular for brands, political parties, individuals and corporates to use celebrity social media platforms for promotions. It's the content being posted that needs to be responsible and something that the celebrity believes in. Even such collaborations and endorsements have to be followed in an ethical and responsible manner,’ Read the statement.
The actor also stated that he won’t favour any political party and would want everything on paper and further defended himself saying that if you believe in a brand or a political party then it’s not wrong in advertising them. ‘In the video too, I had clearly stated that I won’t demean any party or promote anything which is not right or not true. I would always be open to promote or highlight good work, which everyone would agree isn't wrong whatsoever. With reference to the contract, I had also clearly stated that I want everything to officially be put on paper as that is the regular protocol. Promoting brands, political parties, individuals or corporations isn't wrong as long as you believe in the product, the ideologies, and the intention,’ the statement further read.
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Speaking of the 60-minute video that has gone viral, Vivek Oberoi, Abhijit Bhattacharya, Kailash Kher, Tisca Chopra. Jackie Shroff, Shakti Kapoor, Koena Mitra, Rohit Roy, Minissha Lamba, Evelyn Sharma, Rajpal Yadav, Shreyas Talpade and few TV celebs like Deepshikha Nagpal, Krushna Abhishek, Aman Varma are also seen in it. We have reached out to the actors individually and are awaiting their response.