By Moniba Ali
(Pak Destiny) Still the Indian media is finding no clue to Kangna-Hrithik love affair.
A couple of days ago Hrithik Roshan issued a statement on Kangana Ranaut’s matter on social media saying he had never met ‘the lady’ one on one, but he always had a strictly professional relationship with her.
Why the Indian media pushing Roshan to accept that he dated Kangna and loved her. But it is the demand of the page 3 I guess.
Hindustan Times writes that Roshan in his interview with Arnab Goswami, a controversial anchor, with much fanfare, and to frequent cries of ‘the nation wants to know’. This is what he had to say:
“First of all, I am not a victim,” he began. “I don’t think there is anything in my life that will make me think that way about myself.”
“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,” he said. “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 continued.
“If I’m walking down the street and if a person abuses me, the dignified thing to do is to keep walking, but if that person starts throwing stones into my home, and affects the well being of me and my family, then that silence is no longer strength, that silence becomes weakness,” he said.
“It’s been four years, and I’ve had enough.”
Hrithik and Kangana’s feud started in January 2016, when she referred to him as her ‘silly ex’, which did not set too well with him.
Hrithik retaliated in a tweet, and the two have since then exchanged several legal notices, even more open letters, disclosed intimate details about their alleged affair, and taken the fight to another level.
“I’ve had enough,” Hrithik continued.
“I need to say what I want to say, but I have to keep live up to this star thing of mine. I have to be cool and not give any attention to something that is not important, but after a while I realised I was pretending. It was affecting me, it was affecting my community, it was affecting my sense of well being. That’s not being a hero, that’s being fake,” he said.
Arnab asked him what his snap out moment was. “I was advised to stop. I’m usually very stable, but in that state of mind, to come out and talk, was not advisable – not that I am totally comfortable right now – but one has to grow and realise that some things need to be done.”
“I first met her in 2008-2009,” said Hrithik. Asked about one of Kangana’s leaked emails, in which she called him a ‘close friend’. Hrithik denied this.
“We did not become good friends,” he said, “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.
“What about all those birthday parties you attended,” asked Arnab. There were several images of the two being shared online, which Hrithik says are doctored, but Kangana sees as valuable leads in her case.
“There were hundreds of people at those parties, and they were always around some movie,” Hrithik responded. “You have a celebration, a birthday or whatever, and you’re calling more than a hundred people, and you make sure you include all your team.”
“Was there anything at any time where you began to get worried, that you saw something from her side or in her behaviour that made you think twice?” asked Arnab.
“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,” he said. “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.
“Did you speak to anyone about it,” asked Arnab.
“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.”
A year passed until they met again, but Hrithik said this time, he was wary. He was more careful about not letting her get too close. “I don’t judge the behaviour, but I would not do that, my instinct said be nice.”
Arnab then mentioned that rumours linking them together began in 2013, but Hrithik said what he had already said in his statement. “I have not met her one on one in my life.”
What about when she said that you proposed marriage to her in 2014, Arnab asked.
“When I heard that I was relieved, because I thought we this is a lie that can be demolished,” Hrithik said. “Then came the photoshopped pictures. But no one saw the truth.”
“Why didn’t you give an interview then,” asked Arnab. “Because it’s disgraceful. Everything I said, would be used against me. Even this interview right now, could be used against me,” Hrithik said. “My friends told me I couldn’t do that. I was a star, and I don’t understand what being a star has anything to do with this.
“I spoke to my friends, I spoke to people in the industry and asked them if they knew a friend of her’s. The affect that my conversation with Rangoli last month had on me, when I heard terms like ‘rape’ I was a mess.”
“Why didn’t you file a police report then?’ Arnab asked. “I didn’t want to name her. I could have replied, I could have made a phone call, I could have sent an SMS saying ‘come over’, but thank God I didn’t,” Hrithik said.
“I didn’t want to associate with this at all. I am a creative person. I have kids. I had no interest in this. Until it started manifesting in the outside world. I can handle things in my inbox. I deal with my problems. I can just brush it aside and move on.”
“Hrithik, why were you not protecting yourself?” asked Arnab. “I agree with you,” said Hrithik.
During the entire interview, Hrithik avoided saying Kangana’s name, referring to her as ‘the lady’, ‘the girl’, ‘the person’, and even ‘Rangoli’s sister’.