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07-01-2009, 12:34 PM #1
Shahid Kapoor’s impersonator on Twitter is giving the star and his publicist sleepless nights.
The person is not just using Shahid’s name as his ID, he’s also posting news about Shahid. He recently announced the release date of Shahid’s forthcoming film Kaminey and also posted a thank-you note on the site when he was voted as the sexiest vegetarian in Asia. As a result, a lot of people are connecting with him believing him to the star. The person is using the ID - [email protected].
When Shahid’s publicist got wind of the fact, she mailed him on Twitter and asked him to stop pretending to be the actor. She wrote to the impersonator, “Pretending to be Shahid is not correct. You could give me the ID that belongs to him and end the matter immediately.”
However, the impersonator refused to give up the identity He wrote, “I am doing nothing to harm Shahid’s image. In fact, I promote all the good things that he does. I am doing the task that you are expected and paid to do and you in turn, are threatening me. Instead you should focus on this emerging online media and start your own promotional activities.”
The publicist was taken aback that he had her gmail id.
The turn of events has distressed Shahid so much that he has asked his publicist to tackle this matter seriously. Shekhawat said, “People are following Shahid’s fake Twitter ID thinking it is the real Shahid. Tomorrow if this impersonator says something inappropriate, it could spoil Shahid’s reputation. We cannot allow this to continue. Impersonating another person is a cyber crime. We have complained to Twitter and are hoping to get a reaction in a week’s time. If that doesn’t happen, we will be filing a complaint with Cyber Crime cell.”
Shahid Kapoor said, “I would like to clarify that I am not on Twitter and my management has complained about this impersonation to the site.”
07-01-2009, 12:52 PM #2
07-01-2009, 06:33 PM #3