Tuesday, 17 October 2017

Harvey Weinstein tried to get Bollywood star Aishwarya Rai alone

A Hollywood executive who represented Bollywood star Aishwarya Rai Bachchan internationally in the 2000s has alleged that Harvey Weinstein, had once asked her after a meeting, “What do I have to do to get her alone?”

“Kiss my black a**,” is what Simone Sheffield, said to Weinstein, she told Hindustan Times, recounting the exchange from a meeting that took place in Weinstein’s office in New York City.

Sheffield had made it her mission to not let anyone so much as touch Bachchan — she was to be “untouchable”— and had told everyone who would come in contact with the Bollywood actor that she should not be hugged. “She was to be special, not your smiling girl,” she said.

In Sheffield’s telling, she and Bachchan were leaving, with the star several steps ahead, when Weinstein cornered her and asked how could she get the Indian star who was a former Miss World, alone. He did not say why, but Sheffield, who had resolved to protect the star, felt offended. 

Offended enough, she said, that after they returned to their hotel, she sent Weinstein a pig trough filled with Diet Coke — “fat f*** pig that he was” (that’s why Diet Coke) — as a thank-you gift.

Weinstein’s office thanked her for it, she recalled, saying, they had “missed the irony” of the bizarre gift

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