Bollywood star and Kings XI Punjab co-owner Preity Zinta on Friday refuted claims that she was involved in a rift with chief mentor Virender Sehwag.

Taking to Twitter, Zinta slammed newspaper Mumbai Mirror, that had published the story early in the day.

“A conversation between Viru & me has been blown out of proportion & suddenly I’m a Villian!” Zinta said.

Sehwag was given a dressing down by the actor after Punjab failed to chase down 159 runs set by the then bottom-placed Rajasthan Royals, the report said.

Those privy of the spat stated that Zinta went up to Sehwag after the match and questioned him about the tactics used during the game.

“Against Rajasthan Royals, skipper Ravichandran Ashwin was sent in at No 3, ahead of more accomplished batsmen such as Karun Nair and Manoj Tiwari. The move backfired as Ashwin fell for a duck, and Preity launched into Sehwag for the decision,” the newspaper quoted an unnamed official as saying.