TV actress Kamya Punjabi denies posting backless picture


Television actress Kamya Punjabi has denied that she has posted any backless picture of her on her Instagram account in support of ‘Lipstick Under My Burkha’. Kamya was reported to have posted the backless picture in support of the film Lipstick Under My Burkha campaign, #LipstickRebellion, but the actress vehemently denied.

When her picture created furore, it was taken off later.

She claimed that her account was hacked adding that she has never deleted anything that she has posted on her Instagram account.

In a Twitter post, Kamya wrote, “Open the app. Picture has been removed. News articles claiming my unsure mind led to impulsive upload of nudity and hence took it off. Never posted something I never believed in. Never took off something I once posted. Wore my heart and scares on my sleeves with pride. Happy hacking happy hating.” She even said, ‘I know you know my password’ while using a hashtag for her post.

Earlier, with the picture, she wrote a short message too. She wrote, “They Said that don’t be that woman …The that other woman..the divorced woman .. the single mother woman .. But I am that woman ..Every time I put in my lipstick on, I smile. because I am being true to myself . Whether the world agrees or not I have made my own don’t.. Don’t you…”

The campaign was started by Ekta Kapoor, who teamed up with ‘Lipstick Under My Burkha’ team as a distributor. The film features Ratna Pathak Shah, Konkona Sen Sharma and others in the lead role. It is slated to release on July 21.