The verbal battle between Kajal Agarwal and a men's magazine intensifed further on Tuesday, with the actress denying that she had never posed topless, and with the magazine's editor confirming that the photograph was not fake.
The actress, who is irked and peeved, said that the photograph that appeared on the cover of the magazine was distorted. 'I shot for the magazine, but not this way. They have photo-shopped the picture and changed it,' she said.
Coming out with their side, FHM India editor Kabeer Sharma said in a statement: 'FHM has never in the past or will in the future morph pictures of any celebrities. We shot with madam Aggarwal on the 18th of August in Mumbai and have a full team composed of assistants, stylists, makeup artists, photographers and others to back it up. We’d be happy to release the full untouched raw pictures on the internet soon to back it up also.'
'Furthermore we also have a model release form signed by Kajal herself. To say that the picture is morphed is an insult to both the brand FHM as well as the collective intelligence of you (her fans) as well as anyone with half an idea about how Photoshop works. We don’t know what exactly made Kajal change her mind after the shoot… but if she did, the magazine really cannot be blamed,' he added.