The Hrithik Roshan-Kangana Ranaut fracas is finally over, it seems. Unable to come to a proper solution to the case, the cyber crime cell of the Mumbai Police has filed a final report in the case, stating that they were closing it. The cell has submitted a 'NIL' report owing to lack of any leads on the case.
In the past, Hrithik and Kangana's battle has been all over the place. Hrithik's papa Rakesh Roshan, in September this year, told Hindustan Times that if Hrithik chooses to speak the truth about himself and Kangana in the public, it will shock everyone.
Papa Roshan also commended his son's ability to stay calm and dignified even as "someone was spreading lies about him." Earlier, Hrithik had echoed similar sentiments with the Indian Express, when he said, "When truth is on your side you don't need support."
Hrithik and Kangana's rumoured affair, which is said by many to have caused Hrithik and Sussanne Khan's divorce, grabbed headlines throughout the year. Here's looking at the timeline of events, starting from Kangana's infamous interview which started it all to Rakesh Roshan batting for his son recently.
Ther r more chances of me having had an affair with d Pope dan any of d (Im sure wonderful)women d media hs ben naming.Thanks but no thanks.â€” Hrithik Roshan (@iHrithik) January 28, 2016
Soon, Hrithik Roshan sent a legal notice to Kangana Ranaut asking her to apologise in a press conference and come clear about their supposed affair, the existence of which he refuted.
"Since quite sometime you (Kangana) have been insinuating and trying to create an image within the film industry through print and social media and in public at large that there was some relationship between our client (Hrithik) and you," the notice sent by Hrithik's advocate Deepesh Mehta to Kangana on February 26 said.
Hrithik's four-page notice also said, "Our client states that it is needless to mention that there was no relationship between him and you. You are trying to propagate a false idea and thereby gain publicity with ulterior motives and malafide intentions."
Kangana then, reportedly, said that she is not a 'dim-witted' teenager and refused to apologise. She, in turn, sent a counter-notice to Hrithik on March 1 warning him to take back his notice or face a criminal case.
"It is pertinent to record that your client throughout supported my client and fully involved her. He also did not make any attempt to block her. There is no communication from him to my client objecting to an emails. This proves that he received the emails with his participation and consent," Kangana's notice said.
Kangana's lawyer Rizwan Siddique was quoted by PTI as saying, "Hrithik doing anything like this is the silliest thing he could have ever done. He has made a fool of himself. Its been more than seven days we havent got any reply from them."
"We are waiting for them to react to the notice first as we have the facts and law on our side," he added.
If one has to believe Hrithik's side of the story, he and Kangana met on May 24, 2014 at Karan Johar's birthday party where Kangana walked up to Hrithik and thanked him for sending her a congratulatory mail in which he appreciated her acting in Queen.
"To this, our client told you that he has not seen the movie yet. Our client further clarified to you that the email ID from which you received the mail was not his and he gave you his real email ID," the notice said.
"On coming to know of Hrithik's real email ID, you (Kangana) sent a barrage of emails to him. Our client tried to ignore all the emails (total 1439) to him even though it amounted to mental harassment and stress. Besides sending emails to our client you have also been telling people in the film industry about your affair with him and then called our client a 'silly ex'," the notice continued.
Kangana claimed that the E-mail ID, on which she and Hrithik had been corresponding with each other, was provided by Hrithik himself.
"My client (Kangana) states that it was Hrithik who wanted to communicate from a newly created ID because of his impending divorce. In an effort to safeguard his name, image and reputation your client (Hrithik) time and again malafidely and in mischief hacked my client's email ID and deleted all the mails sent by him," Kangana's notice said.
Hrithik also said that Kangana approached Rakesh Roshan but papa Roshan made it clear that Hrithik was not interested in her.
However, Kangana refuted all the allegations and claimed that she was not really a stranger to Hrithik or his family. In fact, she claimed that she had been invited to Hrithik's sister's birthday parties in 2011 and 2012, among others.
"Your client (Hrithik) is living in his own illusionary narcissist world which starts and ends at self-aggrandising. Kangana, in her interview about her silly exes, never mentioned the name of your client (Hrithik). It was your client's own unwarranted and uncalled reaction that made people look at him and assume that the 'silly ex' could be your client," Kangana's notice said.
Kangana also said that she did not suffer from Asperger's Syndrome
At an event in May, Sonam Kapoor said that she was very impressed with the way Kangana had handled the situation with Hrithik and as a woman, she supported her.
Raveena Tandon bats for Kangana
In her blog post, Raveena spoke about how Bollywood female actors were victimised by powerful male stars from the '90s and lauded the fact that in 2016, people could come forward and say the truth on social media. She also called Kangana "someone who will tell the truth and stand by it."
Vidya Balan also spoke in support of Kangana
She said, "The incident I faced recently is very different from what I faced in the past. This time there were no legal proceedings against me. There was lot of media drama, threats, lot of slut shaming but there was no case filed against me. There was no question of fighting it legally."
After almost a year, the end to the Hrihtik-Kangana war has finally been announced, thanks to the cyber crime cell. As for the actors, it's been some time things cooled down between the two.
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