Jha's article appeared with a "Copyright 2007 Indo Asian News Service (IANS)" in the print media, including English newspaper "DNA", and websites "nowrunning.com", "indiainteracts.com", "indiaenews.com" and "newkerala.com" on August 27.
Some of the quotes, like the following one, seem the same line to line. "Her intelligence, grace, beauty and sophistication are just what the role requires. And, of course, she has a touch of mystery too. She fits in wonderfully with our fantastic ensemble cast, and all of us involved with the film are thrilled to work with her," Jha quotes Starger in what he claims is "an email interview". Jha even quotes Aishwarya's international manager Simone Sheffield saying "Negotiations went on for a month to secure Aishwarya and her dates", word to word the same as in the story that the tabloid had carried.
We guess, Jha should step forward and clear his stand before he gets mired in yet another dispute. -(SAMPURN)