Kangana Ranaut opened a can of worms when she supposedly referred to Hrithik Roshan as a silly ex in an interview. That was January 2016. Almost two years and a legal battle later, their spat continues to make headlines. While Kangana has been very vocal about her side of the story, Hrithik chose to kept mum. However, he has finally broken his silence because the situation has turned “malignant” for him.
Calling the media reports about their spat a “circus”, he wrote in a statement on Twitter, “I don’t see any grace in adding to this circus by testifying in defence of my character in a situation that I have no involvement in whatsoever.”
— Hrithik Roshan (@iHrithik) October 5, 2017
Clearing the air about the “dirty perverse mess”, he wrote, “The truth is, I have never met the lady in question one on one in my entire life. Yes, we have worked together, but there has been no meeting in private. That’s the truth.”
Referring to Kangana’s “friend” who told the media that Hrithik had proposed to her in Paris, he said, “An alleged 7-year-long, passionate affair between two high profile celebrities with no trail left behind. No evidence, no paparazzi pictures, no witnesses, not even a memento in possession like a selfie taken at the alleged engagement which is claimed to have happened in Paris in Jan 2014. Nothing that constitutes an exchange or any sort of proof of a romantic relationship. Yet we want to believe the other party because the rhetoric is – Why would a girl lie.”
He further explained, “My passport details show no travel outside the country in Jan 2014 which is the date that this alleged engagement supposedly took place in Paris. The only so-called proof presented of this alleged “relationship” was a photographed picture in the media. This was immediately exposed, the very next day by friends including my ex-wife.”
Talking about the leaked e-mails that are doing the rounds that Kangana has claimed were sent by him from her account to his, Hrithik wrote, “There are 3000 one-sided mails which either I have sent to myself or the woman in question has sent to me. The Cyber Crime department can prove or disprove either story, in just a few days. I have surrendered all my devices including laptop/phones etc which are still lying with the cyber cell, but the other party has refused to do so.”
Their legal battle is believed to have stemmed from an affair turned sour. However, Hrithik would have us believe otherwise – “This is not, and I repeat not, a lovers’ spat. I humbly request people to stop labelling it as one… I have been harassed by this for four years… I am not here to accuse or judge anyone but it’s time I defend the truth.”