Mumbai, Aug 9 (UNI) To pay the media to get into 'Page 3' is both distasteful and disgusting, said former Miss India, style writer, renowned jewellery designer and society hostess, Queenie Dhody.
''One should not go to such low limits to get promotion and publicity, which in fact gives you a dire representation. I mean paying media to get covered or featured is still acceptable, if done for business purpose but beyond that it's derisory,'' said Queenie on a fashion portal.
A lot of the blame should also be shouldered by the media for generating the hype and sensationalism that blurs the truth to fill their supplements and magazines. ''You can blame anybody in seclusion,'' says the Diva.
She however accepts the attraction of 'Page three' news among the public who have an unsatiable appetite for details on the private and clandestine lives of the city's rich and beautiful. For someone who has spent a large part of her life under the media scanner, Queenie says life under the spot light can be tiresome. ''We cannot afford a bad hair day or fashion faux-pas knowing the fact that it might become hot selling news tomorrow. It leaves me with an obnoxious feeling,'' she added.
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