Many gaps in ac­cu­sa­tions lev­elled at Hrithik by Kan­gana

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The Hrithik RoshanKan­gana Ra­naut con­tro­versy re­fuses to die down. With Hrithik’s 29page po­lice com­plaint lodged for the sec­ond time in April this year, it seems in­creas­ingly clear that Kan­gana’s ac­cu­sa­tions lev­elled at Hrithik have some gap­ing holes in the form of unan­swered ques­tions.

A source close to Hrithik, not wish­ing to be named, says, “While Kan­gana de­cided to rake up this con­tro­ver­sial is­sue, which is un­der in­ves­ti­ga­tion, right be­fore the re­lease of her film Sim­ran, Hrithik also has de­cided to not take it ly­ing down. Af­ter all, he is the ag­grieved party, as he was sys­tem­at­i­cally stalked and ha­rassed by Kan­gana, who sent him more than 3,000 mails, some of them ex­tremely ex­plicit.”

The source points out that Hrithik’s po­lice com­plaint, a copy of which is with HT, raises some crit­i­cal ques­tions.

Hrithik Roshan re­ceived more than 3,000 mails from Kan­gana Ra­naut’s e-mail ID, in 2014. Kan­gana has al­leged that Hrithik hacked into her ac­count and sent all those mails to him­self. “If that’s the case, how did Hrithik get hold of so many of her in­ti­mate pic­tures, which are at­tached with those mails? How is it even pos­si­ble for Hrithik to write long de­scrip­tive mails where [Kan­gana] is de­scrib­ing her daily rou­tine in de­tail? The mails also con­tain the names of peo­ple that Kan­gana met, and I’m sure Hrithik would not know so much about her friends, ” says the source. In a TV show, Kan­gana re­cently al­leged that she had a re­la­tion­ship with Hrithik and they broke up in 2013. And that af­ter the suc­cess of her film, Queen, Hrithik started chas­ing her again. “But if you con­sider the 3,000 in­ti­mate mails at­tached with Hrithik’s po­lice com­plaint, they all were writ­ten af­ter Queen’s re­lease — dur­ing the pe­riod of July 2014 to De­cem­ber 2014. Not just this, in one of her e-mails, she at­tached a photo where she is seen do­ing a ha­van to pray for the suc­cess for Hrithik’s 2014 re­lease, Bang Bang. Could Hrithik have cre­ated all that? And why? Doesn’t this in­con­sis­tent time­line say a lot?” asks the source. “While Hrithik sub­mit­ted his mo­bile phone, lap­top and all other elec­tronic de­vices to the po­lice for a foren­sic ex­am­i­na­tion, Kan­gana has told the po­lice that her phone fell in the swim­ming pool and her lap­top has gone for re­pairs. If Kan­gana is the vic­tim, as she claims to be, why is she not co-op­er­at­ing with the po­lice to bring out the truth?” asks the source. HT con­tacted both Hrithik and Kan­gana for their re­ac­tion, and Kan­gana di­rected us to her lawyer.

Kan­gana’s sis­ter, Ran­goli Chan­del, in a tweet, posted: “Young beau­ti­ful tal­ented rich girl like Kan­gana doesn’t need to stalk an un­cle like you, u were af­ter her she was never af­ter you, Hrithik (sic)”.

When con­tacted, Kan­gana’s lawyer Rizwan Sid­diquee said that he had al­ready is­sued a state­ment in Kan­gana’s de­fence. A part of the state­ment says: “...The se­quence of events and the facts of the case speak for it­self. If Mr Hri­tik re­ally wants to clear his name and if this is the rea­son to bring the pri­vate com­plaint on record af­ter six months, then he sim­ply ought to an­swer the ques­tions which were pub­licly put to him in April 2016, in­stead of us­ing such di­ver­sion­ary tac­tics. Truth can eas­ily be deter­mined as the se­quence of events and the facts of the mat­ter can­not be changed by any­one (sic).”

Mean­while, in an in­ter­view with DNA, Hrithik’s fa­ther, film­maker Rakesh Roshan, was quoted as say­ing, “We are not loose talk­ers. We don’t be­lieve in mak­ing wild un­sub­stan­ti­ated ac­cu­sa­tions... We gave our side of the truth to the [po­lice] cy­ber crime branch on April 8, 2017. We sub­mit­ted all the au­then­tic, rel­e­vant doc­u­ments with all the e-mails and elec­tronic gad­gets. It’s now up to the au­thor­i­ties to de­cide who’s telling the truth. We’ve al­ways be­lieved in the power of the truth. I was taught to be hon­est by my fa­ther (mu­sic com­poser Roshan) and I’ve taught Hrithik the same. In this mat­ter, the truth will be out soon.” n


Kan­gana Ra­naut and Hrithik Roshan have been at log­ger­heads for months now Hrithik has al­leged that he had got some 3,000 e­mails from Kan­gana PHOTO: YO­GEN SHAH

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