Ready may be months away from release but is definitely one of the most awaited films of 2011. After all, it brings the hit combination of Salman Khan and Anees Bazmee together, years after No Entry. Also, it would be the third Bollywood outing for Asin Thottumkal, who waited for a long time to sign a new film after Ghajini and London Dreams.
However, the lady in question found herself in the news for all the wrong reasons again, with a piece of rumour floating on the net. The buzz is that she shares a steamy scene with Salman in the film and has finally let go off her imagination. The fact is that it is not true.
Says a highly placed source associated with Ready, "No, Asin hasn't shot for any such scene in Ready. The film doesn't need that. This is someone's imagination really running wild. Asin knew that such a piece of news has been floating around for the last few days but she decided to stay low."
Why not raise an early alarm?
"You can't stop people from speculating. Some people write things that do not carry any semblance of truth," continues the source, "Asin has been in the industry for long and understands that such news pieces do float around. She decided to let it go so that it could die a silent death in due course of time. However, when certain reputed publications and glossies also fell for the so-called piece of information, she thought it was best to clarify."
One would have expected Asin to be all fired up when confronted with the query to unveil the truth. But surprisingly, one heard a giggle from her and though it didn't convey a 'care-a-damn' gesture, Asin was stern and sure in her denial.
"I am rather amused to hear this because I haven't shot any steamy scene with Salman in Ready," Asin said.
With the lady at the hot seat going on the records about her act in the film, there is of course no room for any more speculation or rumour.
"To think of it, the speculation by itself stands on a flimsy ground," smiles Asin, "Ready is a family entertainer. Now, tell me where would such a scene feature in it in any case? It's really weird that someone actually thought of bringing out such news for a movie like this where there is no scope for such a sequence in any case."
Now, that should set the records straight.