Wannabe starlet Bhairavi posts on 'superstars going to clinics specialising in boys' and then talking about wanting a girl; calls it 'typical UP mentality' We asked Bhairavi Goswami about a rather attention-grabbing post that seems to have come from her, on superstars wanting to have baby girls and actually having gone to IVF clinics to have boys. Here's what she says. Is it her? Is it not her? You tell us!
Excerpts from the interview: Nauseating 2 read superstars givg interviews abt wanting a girl baby whn she has gone 2 Bangkok to an IVF clinic which specializes in boy babies. Height of hypocrisy. They knw damn well its a boy, aftr all she has to produce a male heir at any cost – Typical UP mentality, no wonder that state has such high female foeticide (sic) There's this rather sharp tweet of yours that's being talked about, it seems to refer to Aishwarya Rai Bachchan... I don't tweet about celebs as a policy. I tweet about social issues close to my heart. As a rule, I don't tweet about celebs, actors or personalities of any field (sic). They don't need any attention, and I'm interested in the common man, not celebrities.
So this tweet that talks about a superstar talking about wanting a girl... It doesn't even have to be a local Bollywood superstar, it can be, like, any superstar, right? But it is your tweet? It can be a Hollywood superstar, it can be any superstar, can't it? (Yes, with a UP mentality, right!) But that is your tweet, right? Your account? The account is a public account. It's 'Bhairavi Goswami fan club', it has not been posted on my personal account, it has been posted on my FB page which is not managed by me. I also do post on it sometimes, I agree, but there are three of us who have the password, there are three people who are page admin – my manager, and another friend of mine who handles my shows and events. This tweet was not posted on Twitter. Since they're all interlinked – LinkedIn, MySpace – but this was originally posted on my fan page. So it's not my personal site. It was not posted on my account. It was posted on my fan page.
And not by you? It was not posted on my personal account, which can be checked. But it wasn't posted by you either – that's what you're saying? No, as in... (pauses) Why do you have to get into this? But it was not posted on my personal space at all. Not on my personal account. (Sorry Bhairavi, but you got into stuff. We're only getting into why you got into it. And this cyber-nuance is kind of incomprehensible!) Then the comment's got nothing to do with you – it could have been someone else's? Yes. And this comment has nothing to do with Aishwarya Rai Bachchan or any... I don't talk about celebrities, I'm not interested in celebs and what they're doing. I'm interested in social issues.
But you are aware of the comment? Someone called me from Mumbai earlier, and at 7.30am I got a call from a website saying they're going to run a story, so I said, why are you asking me? And they said we want a clarification. I haven't logged on to my computer. I said I don't have a computer because it got stolen two months ago and I haven't bought a new one. I said I don't own a laptop, and if you actually check this comment, and if you look at any comments on Facebook or Twitter, they say 'posted from iPhone'. I have an iPhone, and several other comments are also 'posted from an iPhone'. This one does not say 'posted from an iPhone', which means it was posted from a laptop. It's on record that my laptop was stolen. And I'm not that desperate that I'll go to a friend's house and say, 'Hey, can I open your laptop, post a comment, then shut your laptop and go back home?' I'm as of now not so desperate.
Well, then, wherever it's come from, the comment must be getting you a lot of unwanted attention. Aren't you going to have it removed? I've nothing to worry about – I haven't committed a crime or anything, I've done nothing wrong, so I don't really... I've not broken the law as of now, so I don't think I'm going to get arrested, and I haven't defamed anyone, I don't think I'm going to get sued, so let it be. And I don't have a laptop and I'm leaving right now for Pune. My horse has got colic and I got a call at 5am. So it's not my priority to go to someone's house and open a laptop... because on the iPhone, as you know, you can only tweet or post. You can't get into history and delete. You need to be on a laptop for that. So I'm not... my priority is my horse, my priority is not some tweet posted four days ago. Not interested. (Later, about Aishwarya, she says) "It's her pregnancy, I wish her well. But I'm not interested in whether she's having a girl baby or a boy baby, it's her personal business and doesn't concern any of us."