Break up with Nargis Fakhri over Whatsapp? What’s that, asks Uday Chopra
For a while now, there have been rumours aplenty about Nargis Fakhri and Uday Chopra.
It began with Nargis’ reportedly frail appearance during promotional appearances for her film Azhar. Media outlets reported that Nargis refused to perform on stage along with her co-stars Emraan Hashmi and Prachi Desai when the Azhar team visited the sets of a TV talent hunt show.
Then, there was buzz that Nargis backed out of a publicity appearance in Dubai (also for Azhar), and that the local sponsor of the event was very upset over this.
In the midst of this, Nargis jetted off to New York, prompting gossip websites to conjecture that it was affairs of the heart — more specifically, the breakdown of her rumoured relationship with Uday Chopra — that had led to her sudden exit from Mumbai.
Still other reports mentioned that Nargis was experiencing some health issues, brought on by a case of overwork, and that she had only gone to New York so she could get some much-deserved rest.
However, the speculation over Nargis’ absence continued unabated. The most recent stories were all about how Uday Chopra broke up with her over “a Whatsapp message”.
Anonymous “inside sources” said Nargis blow hot-blow cold attitude was what had triggered Uday’s message.
On Wednesday afternoon, however, Uday Chopra issued a statement denying these reports.
“I normally don’t respond to gossip, but the press has been reporting a lot of fiction disguised as fact. I would just like to clarify that Nargis and I have been and still are very close friends,” Uday said in his statement.
“The press has done a wonderful job of creating stories out of thin air and I applaud their creativity. However these are all untrue,” he added.
Uday did not send his statement over a Whatsapp message. He chose to have it emailed through his spokesperson.