Aishwarya Stays Mum on Controversy Over Panama Paper Leaks

When asked about the statement, the actress said, \"Why are you acting so desperate? You are the only one asking for it.\"

Published: 14th April 2016 03:23 PM  |   Last Updated: 14th April 2016 03:23 PM   |  A+A-


Indian actress and former Miss World Aishwarya Rai Bachchan. |AFP


MUMBAI: Actress Aishwarya Rai Bachchan today chose to stay mum over her name figuring in the Panama Paper leaks for allegedly having links with offshore entities.

When asked by journalists about Panama Paper leaks, Aishwarya's co-star Randeep Hooda tried to come to her aid and said "Sarabjit Sarabjit" (apparently implying that questions should be related to their upcoming film only).

However, the actress, who was at the trailer launch of her upcoming film "Sarabjit", said, "The statement has been made to all of you already. Hope you all are aware about it." 

When asked by PTI about the statement, the actress said, "Why are you acting so desperate? You are the only one asking for it." 

Her manager, who was present at the event, said, "The statement is there in the Indian Express take it from there." 

The reported secret list, called 'Panama Papers', contains of about 500 prominent Indians, including megastar Amitabh Bachchan and Aishwarya among other politicians and businessmen.

The Panama Papers are a leaked set of 11.5 million confidential documents that provide detailed information about more than 214,000 offshore companies listed by the Panamanian corporate service provider Mossack Fonseca, including the identities of shareholders and directors of the companies.

Earlier, Bachchan had issued a statement saying that his name was "misused" and he was not aware of any of the companies mentioned in the report.

Aishwarya's legal adviser had called the investigation false.

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