Producer Vipul Shah is shocked at the claims of Pandit Bhagwat Guruji, who said that he got actors John Abraham and Genelia D'Souza married off while shooting for a wedding sequence in their new film Force, and says the priest is just looking for his 15 minutes of fame.
'Countless number of weddings have been performed in Hindi cinema, but this is the first time that I have come across someone so keen to be in the limelight that he can go far enough to claim to have married Genelia D'Souza off,' Shah said in a statement.
'I don't hold anything against Pandit Bhagwat Guruji but will not let anyone point a finger at the leading lady of my film in this manner. He is only looking out for his 15 minutes of fame without any real standing. The whole incident is bizarrely shocking and there is no truth to it at all. Any such claims should be dismissed as a desperate attempt to gain attention,' he added.
There were reports that Genelia and John were shooting for a wedding sequence for their upcoming film Force wherein the mantras that were chanted were real and the duo religiously completed all the wedding rituals.
Bhagwat Guruji got so engrossed performing the rituals that he ended up pronouncing them husband and wife in real life.
Genelia's spokesperson also rubbishes the claims, saying: 'The bizarreness of the pundit's claims is astounding. It is extremely unfortunate that someone would try to take advantage of just being in the same scene as Genelia D'Souza in this manner. This truly is an eccentric attempt to grab the headlines.'