Director Anshai Lal says actress-producer Anushka Sharma isn’t upset but extremely surprised with reports of her alleged boyfriend Virat Kohli producing Phillauri. There were some media reports claiming that Anushka’s beau Kohli had a big role to play in the film’s production. However, the Ae Dil Hai Mushkil actress took to social media to shut down the rumours.

Talking about the incident director Anshai says, “I don’t think she is upset. I think she is very baffled why these stories are coming out. She said what she had to say. We stand by her. It’s quite ridiculous and irresponsible for these stories to come out. Leave it at that,” he told PTI. Ask him if Virat came on sets, Anshai said, “She said what she wanted to. I refrain from talking about it.” ALSO READ – Virat Kohli has SPECIAL plans for girlfriend Anushka Sharma’s Phillauri?

The actress had earlier rubbished such stories as bogus, by sending out a strongly-worded tweet, which read as, “By making such bogus claims and validating this rubbish by a so called ‘source,’ not only are you disrespecting me and the hard work I have put in over the years to be where I am, but also, all the people who have worked on this film.” ALSO READ – Anushka and Virat visit their new apartment, to start living in together from 2018?

Virat and Anushka have reportedly been dating since 2013 with a brief period of separation in between. Anyway, the upcoming romantic comedy – Phillauri releases on March 24. And apart from Anushka, the movie also stars Suraj Sharma and Diljit Dosanjh.