BOLLYWOOD: Hrithik Roshan released his first ever statement regarding Kangana Ranaut’s matter on social media. In the post, he wrote that he had never met ‘the lady in question’ one on one, but shared a strictly professional relationship with her.
However, in a recent interview with Arnab Goswami, 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 know, and I have always known, that whatever I say can and will be used against me and I have to be honest that I am very, very uncomfortable right now.”
“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.