Actor Sobhita Dhulipala found herself in the middle of a huge controversy yesterday due a photo shoot taken amidst the lockdown with a leading magazine.

Sobhita was doing a project with Cosmopolitan magazine where she was styling herself and taking pictures from home using self-timer present in all smartphones. 

And these photos are being shared by the actor and the magazine on their respective social media accounts.

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I had the unique opportunity to style myself, do my hair/makeup and take pictures on a phone (hello, self-timer, my new friend) in the confines of my house. It has been empowering to be reminded that one needs very little aid when they are truly invested in creating something - even if it is just pictures; it has been humbling to come in contact with people who nurture an individual voice and give it a public platform. I spent a couple of days photographing myself for this story for Cosmopolitan magazine, not only did I thrive in the creative stimulation but also had fun because I didn’t need to be anything but truthful and relevant. Cheers to significance that is found in simplicity. Cheers to joy that is multiplied by the spirit of sharing. Cheers to women rooting for women. :) . . @cosmoindia @nandinibhalla #NoRetouching #PhonePhotography

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Yesterday, she shared two images on Instagram, accompanied with a long caption - the first line of which read:

I had the unique opportunity to style myself, do my hair/makeup and take pictures on a phone (hello, self-timer, my new friend) in the confines of my house.
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I had the unique opportunity to style myself, do my hair/makeup and take pictures on a phone (hello, self-timer, my new friend) in the confines of my house. It has been empowering to be reminded that one needs very little aid when they are truly invested in creating something - even if it is just pictures; it has been humbling to come in contact with people who nurture an individual voice and give it a public platform. I spent a couple of days photographing myself for this story for Cosmopolitan magazine, not only did I thrive in the creative stimulation but also had fun because I didn’t need to be anything but truthful and relevant. Cheers to significance that is found in simplicity. Cheers to joy that is multiplied by the spirit of sharing. Cheers to women rooting for women. :) . . @cosmoindia @nandinibhalla #NoRetouching #PhonePhotography

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Following this, a series of pictures were posted by Instagram page Andheri West Shit Posting, where it can be clearly seen that one of the pictures was taken by someone else.

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Series of events. Keep swiping right.

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That post started going viral, with people questioning Sobhita's credibility. 

Things got so out of hand, that she had to give clarification on the matter. 

She basically said that the second picture, taken by an unknown man, has not been used by the magazine and was not a part of the project. She also admitted that maybe she should have altered the caption to mention that the second picture was not a part of the shoot.

Well, that escalated.