New Delhi: Hrithik Roshan and Kangana Ranaut have cemented a place for themselves in the Wall of Fame for having one of the most ugly spats in the history of Bollywood.
A subtle insult (“silly ex”) snowballed into a full-blown mudslinging match, where legal notices were exchanged, private emails were made public and accusations were made.
While Hrithik has maintained a dignified silence, Kangana has been vocal since day one, insisting that Hrithik was in a romantic relationship with her “behind closed doors.
” In an interview, Kangana said that even though a private affair between two people was made public, no third person could “help that situation.” She revealed, “there were instances when he (Hrithik) was going and crying to the entire industry, wanting them to sabotage my career, and people were calling me and saying – ‘He met us, he has showed us proofs and (do you) want to meet us because we want to know your side of the story as well?’ But I was like, it is none of your business.”
The Rangoon actor had earlier said that she was threatened and her parents were concerned for her safety. She elaborated, “The threats were quite open, weren’t they? They said they would release some statements, they would reveal something, say something… ‘We will expose her and everyone will be shocked’… something along those lines… It is not that I knew this sort of game plan that would be unleashed against me. So I thought there would be some reveal but there was none and obviously those were just threats.”
One of the focal points of the Hrithik-Kangana spat was an email ID, allegedly belonging to Hrithik, which Kangana received declarations of love from. However, Hrithik pleaded that it was an impostor’s doing, and approached the Cyber Crime Cell to look into the matter. In November last year, reports suggested that there were no leads to trace the origin of the ID, and that the case had been closed. But the matter was far from over. Hrithik’s lawyer rubbished these reports and maintained that the investigation was ongoing, while Kangana’s lawyer said that the case was indeed closed and “Hrithik Roshan and his team are once again desperately trying to salvage the situation.”
When Kangana was asked if the case was indeed shut, she said, “Of course, there was no case only. It was all so absurd… actually I couldn’t understand what the entire matter was. So there is someone who is in love with me but he wants to impersonate Hrithik. But I in return want to stalk Hrithik, Hrithik in return wants an apology [laughs]. He is basically not after the person who is impersonating him, he is after me. Apparently, he wants an apology (from me) because someone is impersonating him and romancing me, whereas I am meeting him every day on the sets and he is my friend regardless. I frankly did not get this. And apparently, all this happened in my head. It was in my head, but the impersonator was a real person. But then, I also imagined things and through those imaginations, I also managed to harass this person who eventually did not decide to ever speak to me about this matter – the only thing he decided to do is have a court case against me!”
She added, “It was very absurd for me to digest any of this and I always knew that all this is just sensationalism… And then two to three more people dived in with their comments about ‘bi**c, wh**e, mixing of blood’… all of this led to too much excitement. When that excitement subsided then people wanted to know – ‘Hello, what is this story?’ This story will not make sense in any time and age.”