Kushboo Sundar Apologises To Journalists After Her Voice Note About Media Gets Leaked

Clarifying her stance, the actress stated that the voice note, that is doing the rounds, has been edited out of context.


June 11, 2020


5 min


South Indian actress-turned-politician Kushboo found herself embroiled in a controversy after an audio clip of her, where she’s talks about the media, started doing the rounds on social media. Apparently, Kushboo had sent this voice note on a WhatsApp group of television producers as part of her communication about resuming shoots of TV series. Reportedly, the leaked voice note was sent to the media by one of the producers from the WhatsApp group.

Kushboo is currently seen in a show titled Simply Kushboo on ZEE5. Watch the first episode here.

In the leaked voice note, Kushboo has said that the press, who has no news other than COVID-19 lockdown right now, is “waiting to rip” celebs apart once the shooting resumes. A leading publication quoted the actress in the voice note as saying, “More importantly, press people will somehow turn up. So, make sure you don’t give them a chance to take photos or videos. They are waiting to rip us apart. ‘Presskaaran’ doesn’t have any news other the COVID right now. So, they would be waiting to publish something about us once shooting resumes. So, please take care.”

After the leaked clip went viral on the web, Kushboo took to the micro-blogging site to tender an open apology to all the journalists. Clarifying her stance, the actress stated that the voice note, that is doing the rounds, has been edited out of context. Taking to Twitter, the actress wrote, “My voice message, an edited version, regarding the press is making rounds. It has gone from our producers’ group n I am ashamed to say we have such cheap minds among us. My intentions were clear n not meant to disrespect the press. Its a tone you speak within friends. 1/1. [sic]”

Check Out the Tweet Here:

Kushboo added that she has always respected the press and it could be vouched for by any journalist she had so far. Apologising to them for the audio clip,  in another tweet, Kushboo stated, “My respect for the press is for all to see and journalists can vouch for that. Not even once in my 34yrs of cinema they would have ever seen or heard me speaking to them nor about them in disrespect. The voice message is half. But my sincere apologies if I have hurt any of you.”

The 49-year old lastly tweeted that she knows who has leaked the audio clip but she chooses to forgive the person, who tried to ruin her image. Her tweet read, “Very unfortunately you realize those who you work for are the ones who try and stab you behind your back. I know which producer has done this..but i shall not name them. My silence and forgiveness is their biggest punishment. There is lot more to be done and I shall continue

On the professional front, Kushboo, who ventured into television after her marriage to director Sundar C, was last seen hosting a ZEE Tamil show tilted Simply Kushboo, where she invited renowned celebrities for a candid chat about their life, experiences and upcoming projects. Stay tuned!

If you’re a fan of Tamil films, you must check out Vijay Starrer Mersal, currently streaming on ZEE5.

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