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Hrithik Roshan On Kangana Ranaut Row: ‘It’s Been Four Years And I’ve Had Enough’

Bollywood actor Hrithik Roshan went on Republic TV‘s Arnab Goswami’s show on Saturday night to open up about the issue with actress and former co-star Kangana Ranaut. His appearance on Republic TV also marked his first ever public interview with respect to this matter, and he admitted that he had had enough for the past four years, with the media often choosing her side without listening to his side of the story.


“I am not a confrontational person. I have never had a fight in my life – neither with a man nor a girl. Even in my divorce, there was no fight. I know that there is absolutely no grace in what I am doing right now. There is no grace in sitting here and testifying for my character and making myself sound right and good and true, and by implication, making someone else seem wrong. I was also very afraid. I’m afraid that my words would be misconstrued. If I come across as strong they might term me as aggressive, if I show emotion they might term me as weak, if I show that I am vulnerable, they say ‘he’s looking for sympathy,’” he began.

The row began last year when Kangana hinted at Hrithik being her “ex-boyfriend”. She said in an interview that she fails to understand “why exes do silly things to get your attention”.

The actress lodged a legal complaint against Hrithik for “misusing” the confidential emails and photographs of the time when they were together. Hrithik later filed a complaint with the cyber crime cell, claiming an imposter had been emailing Kangana from a bogus email ID, pretending to be him.

The mud-slinging has continued till date, with Kangana and her sister, Rangoli, constantly accusing Hrithik.

Last week, Hrithik went on to finally issue a statement about this, talking about how families and children get affected by this.

“I’m not here to accuse or judge anyone, but it’s time I defend the truth because when truth suffers the collective consciousness of society suffers. Civilization suffers. Closer to home, families suffer. Children suffer,” read his statement.

On Arnab Goswami’s show on Saturday night, the actor gave a timeline of his interactions with Ranaut.

“I first met her in 2008-2009. We did not become good friends. I found her to be extremely, extremely professional, not just in Kites, but through Krrish as well, to the extent that I was really, really proud of her. She came with her dialogues, and she was giving everything she had for my movies, and for an actor to give so much to my movies meant a lot. I was extremely proud of her, and I told her that several times. She said that she was inspired by me after seeing me in a film in Manali. I took that as a compliment,” he said.

When asked if he had ever encountered odd behaviour from her, Hrithik spoke of one incident when she stumbled to his room drunk.


“We were at a wrap party in Jordan, and I was ready to retire for the night, and she wanted to talk, and I was very, very tired, so I told her we should talk in the morning. I ordered for room service, and there was a loud knock on my door, so I went to check – this was 2012, and everyone was really happy – and it was her through the keyhole. She didn’t appear to be in the right state. It was a party so you’ve had a few drinks, so I called my assistant, and he came down to her room and asked her sister to come get her. Rangoli (Kangana’s sister) came and told me not to think badly of her, and that she is a good girl,” Hrithik said, “and I said of course, I’m not for a moment judging her.”

While this interview gained massive views from the public, Kangana’s sister on Twitter demanded answers from him.