Full Letter Katrina Kaif Open letter to Media

I am writing this to say that I feel most upset, distressed and invaded at my pictures published in a film magazine (and which were carried by other media). The pictures were taken while I was on holiday by someone who, in an act of cowardice, has shot without permission and then used the pictures for commercial gain.

There is a breed of journalism that preys on celebrities in the worst possible manner crossing all lines of privacy and decency. Running these pictures shows support for this school of journalism.

I request that all media running these pictures please refrain from doing so. I have a wonderful relationship with the media and have been accessible to the media at all times. There is no reason for this furtive and invasive behaviour.
By Katrina Kaif

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Dear Katrina,

I understand and feel your pain at being the subject of much talk in the media. Years spent carving a niche for yourself in a foreign country, having to lip sync and dance to Bollywood's raunchy numbers, and having Salman Khan as a godfather, seem to have finally taken their toll on you.

I understand that you would want to take refuge in Ranbir Kapoor's arms away from the glare of the spotlight. It's only right because you both work hard, you want to play hard. However, might I suggest that the next time you choose a lesser known destination as say, Ulaan Batur and not Ibiza which FYI happens to be a popular destination for young party goers? Indians in particular have lately woken up to its charms so there is every chance you will be snapped by some photog.

Also there must be a copy of an MOU buried some where under your item number cholis that may need to be reread. There mostly definitely is a clause you seem to have missed which states that you are now public property, and that everything you say, do and wear can and will be used for or against you. Didn't they tell you that when you wanted to make it big in Bollywood? That it's an occupational hazard, having the paps at your doorstep?

Now as I reread your open letter once more to figure out its nuances, you have clearly mentioned you "feel most upset, distressed and invaded at my pictures published in a film magazine." My sympathies that your delicate senses have been violated and ravaged in such a manner. But it seems to be a late reaction don't you think? Haven't we you seen your pretty face splashed over film magazine covers? I suppose those were also used without permission?

You say that the pictures in question were used for "commercial gain", then were the ones used with your permission taken for charity? Conveniently timed every time you had a film up for release? Such lofty ideals need to be applauded. You most certainly have set a standard in the film industry. Truly you are a breed apart from the likes of Poonam Pandey and Rakhi Sawant who have crass self promotion steering their career moves.

You have also stated that "there is no reason for this furtive and invasive behavior." Clearly I'm myopic because I do not see how this was either furtive or invasive. You were in full public view, so was the photographer. If anything you dating Ranbir, being spotted with him at night clubs, cosying up with each other has been furtive. It's OK we understand two attractive people have every right to a snog fest. It's just that you also happen to be movie stars. And that changes the rules doesn't it?

Remember one thing, the next time you feel "upset and distressed" with the media, think of it as a double edged sword. One you can use to your advantage. After all as they say no publicity is bad publicity and if no news is good news then good news is no news.

Yours truly,
A member of the media.

PS: See you at the promotional rounds of Dhoom 3.

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