Mahira Sharma who was recently participated in the Bigg Boss 13 has landed herself in a huge controversy. The organizers of Dadasaheb Phalke International Film Festival have accused the actress of forging a certificate of appreciation by the committee. Mahira was an attendee of this event and posted an Instagram story on February 20, where she showcased a certificate of appreciation received at the DPIFF award for being ‘The Most Fashionable Contestant of Bigg Boss 13’. Her Instagram story went viral and also came under the scrutiny of the organizers of the awards who negated her claim.
The official team of DPIFF issued an open statement stating that this certificate of appreciation has not been issued by any team member of DPIFF team or its associates involved in the event and hence is considered as a forgery. Mahira attended the awards ceremony with other Bigg Boss 13 contestants.
DPIFF OFFICIAL STATEMENT Our offical statement on @officialmahirasharma for forging the prestigious certificate of Dadasaheb Phalke International Film Festival Awards 2020 ` #fraud #cheating #mahirasharma #biggboss #biggboss13 #dpiff #dpiff2020 #fraudactivity #viralbhayani #manavmanglani @amar_ujala @abpnewstv @pinkvilla @rvcjinsta @spotboye_in @laughingcolours @dailyhuntapp @dainikbhaskar_
The statement read, “This immoral and distasteful attempt by Mahira Sharma to gain publicity and personal benefits by counterfeiting a very reputed award and showcasing her name on to a falsified category has created irreversible damage to the brand’s image and reputation. Also, to further the damage, multiple media houses and blogs have published this as news on their websites and blogs without verifying the source and its authenticity. These blogs are showcasing the person-in-concern holding the certificate with her name over the falsified category and are congratulating her for winning this title."
They have even issued an Intimation letter to Mahira and asked her to share a written public apology to the brand within next 48 hours. They have asked her to take down all misleading PR activities related to DPIFF. They have also issued a warning to her that if she fails to comply by their directions she will be facing legal proceedings for forging the certificate.