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Sobhita Dhulipala clarifies on 'self-timer' photo controversy: The unkind conclusions were upsetting

Sobhita had posted a few pictures from the shoot claiming those were clicked with a self-timer. However, the authenticity was questioned when photos of a Sobhita being clicked by a man went viral

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Published: 26th April 2020

Actor Sobhita Dhulipala, who recently was embroiled in a controversy surrounding her photoshoot with the Cosmopolitan magazine has come with a statement explaining her side of things. 

Due to the coronavirus-induced lockdown in the country, this was pegged as the magazine's first self-shot cover. On her social media pages, Sobhita had posted a few pictures from the shoot claiming those were clicked with a self-timer. However, the authenticity of her claim was questioned when photos of a Sobhita being clicked by a man on her terrace went viral. 

Seeing the viral images, many followers started questioning her and accused her of lying.

Sobhita explained her stance in a note, explaining that the man had just offered to help. 

"Quite a few people have written to me about the image I last posted. It is upsetting and I am little taken aback by how urgently many have jumped to unkind conclusions, this is also a moment for me to learn something deeper," she wrote.

She added, "I stand by the flow of events I'm sharing with complete transparency:

1. I style myself, go to the terrace with a coffee mug and a couple of tools to prop up my phone to take pictures.

2. There are people on the terrace and one kind gentleman upon learning that I'm trying to shoot my pictures, offers help.

3. After he graciously shoots a few pictures in the frame I wanted, I thank him and we depart.

Neither was the picture shot by him used by Cosmopolitan (It doesn't belong with the magazine's mandate) nor am I anything but proud of this wonderful collaboration with the magazine.

I only posted it along with the official ones because I like it. I recognise that I should have altered the caption text to mention that the second image was not part of the magazine shoot. I wish I had a more exciting, dramatic story but alas, truth often wears plain robes! Stay home and stay safe," concluded the model-turned-actress, best known for her roles in the web shows Made In Heaven and Bard Of Blood.
 

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