The cover story that exposed a star - Rajeev Masand
This week's Open Magazine column by Rajeev Masand. The answer is very clear if you have been following the magazine posts that came on PV this week. A sad story this one:(
A leading male star is hopping mad at a film glossy for running an expose on his alleged affair with a popular actress. The story, which quotes unnamed sources, hints that the married actor has long had a roving eye and is known to fool around with his female co-stars. The story also suggests that the actor made the crucial mistake of promising this particular actress marriage in return for sleeping with him, and the actress made the crucial mistake of believing him.
This expose has apparently caused havoc in the actor’s home and his marriage, and he is said to be considering legal action against the publication for defaming him in this manner. The actor is also rumoured to have put his cronies on the job to find out who it was exactly who planted this story in the magazine.
From what one hears, it was the actress herself who in a weak moment revealed these and many such intimate details of their relationship to a gossip hack on condition of anonymity. Hurt at being used and subsequently discarded by the actor—who she alleges has stopped working with her and even acknowledging her publicly since their break-up—the lady hit back, never so much as stopping to consider that she could well turn out to be collateral damage in the explosion that would most likely follow.