The never-ending battle of the alleged exes washing their dirty linen in public has become the hottest topic of discussion among the industry insiders and outsiders alike. Hrithik Roshan and Kangana Ranaut slapped each other with legal notices back in 2016 and since then the controversy has taken infinite twists and turns without a definite conclusion. Those who followed the fiasco face difficulty in getting the hang of what unfolded in the media over the years post the news of their alleged love story broke. So, without further ado, here’s everything you need to know about the two high profile celebrities mired in controversy. Actor Kangana Ranaut has reacted to the transfer of Hrithik Roshan’s FIR against her from Cyber Cell to the Crime Intelligence Unit. In a tweet, Kangana wrote that Hrithik should ‘move on’. The transfer took place after Hrithik’s lawyer Mahesh Jethmalani recently wrote to the Mumbai Police reminding them that there has not been any progress in the case since 2016. Hrithik has alleged that he received hundreds of emails from Kangana’s email account, and has denied having had an affair with her. However, till date, there has been no progress in the investigation, and the aforementioned case is still pending. Hrithik Roshan’s lawyer states the letter sent by the actor’s lawyer to Mumbai Police and asks for completion of investigation at the earliest since the same is pending since 2016.
In an interview to the media ahead of the release of his film Super 30, Hrithik spoke about the status of the legal proceedings, and said, “I have come to realise that bullies have to be treated with a certain amount of patience, and not be engaged with. It is upon the civil society and those who claim to be just and fair to see and observe if there is harassment. Also, being who I am, if I choose to confront as per laws, I become the aggressor. If I withdraw from a film-clash that I know has been pre designed, then I become a weakling penning a sob story. I have learned to not get affected by either. Although, to be honest, my only grouse is with those supposedly ‘enlightened’ people who praise and often cheer this behaviour in the name of ‘new’ and ‘refreshing audacity’, without any desire to be rational or truthful. They are the enablers who have allowed this circus to continue for six years. There is no legal case that I directly have with the lady (Kangana), and the reason I cannot have one is because apparently a guy cannot be stalked in India.”
Kangana Ranaut and Hrithik Roshan set gossip mills buzzing with rumours of their alleged love affair that began around the time the two worked together in ‘Krrish 3.’ Then fans came across rumors of their split sooner than expected. The two, however, maintained their silence over the issue all along until Kangana spilled the beans in an interview which led to the start of the undying controversy. According to reports, the actress was originally considered to star as the lead opposite Hrithik in ‘Aashiqui 3,’ but since the latter allegedly refused to work with her, the actress was dropped off the project. Kangana, however, set the record straight. In an interview, when asked if Hrithik was the reason she was ousted from the project, Kangy breezily said that exes do a lot of silly things to grab attention, but she’s over it now and that chapter is closed forever. This triggered the media and masses alike to ponder on the thought whether she called Hrithik her ex.
Soon after this, reports surfaced of Hrithik slapping Kangana with a legal notice. Hrithik Roshan filed a legal notice against Kangana Ranaut for calling him her ‘silly ex’ in an interview she gave weeks ago in March 2016. After the interview made headlines, Hrithik took matters into his own hands and made a sly remark on social media. Kangana then went on record and said, “No. I am not hurt. I respect the other person’s opinion also. It’s very likely that a person can have a different perspective on the same situation or rather the past. But then, stick to your stand. Don’t slyly pursue people and spy on them, and chase them. So, we sign and seal the deal and then move on.” Not only did this exchange between Hrithik-Kangana grab the limelight, but the couple’s alleged relationship in the past came under the scanner. Hrithik sent a legal notice to Kangana asking her to apologise in a press conference and come clean about their supposed affair, the existence of which he refuted. 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. Then came the news of Kangana sending endless emails to Hrithik Roshan during their alleged courtship back in 2014. In the legal notice sent by Hrithik, through his lawyer Deepesh Mehta, the actor alleged that he has a record of 1,439 emails from Kangana, most of them “senseless, personal, and absurd.” The notice says that the actor tried to ignore the emails for the longest time and did not respond to even a single one of them. The notice at one point also suggests that Kangana seemed to have been communicating with an imposter thinking he was the real Hrithik.
Kangana, however, denied this and alleged that Hrithik had created a special e-mail ID to communicate with her. This, her notice says, was done to make sure his divorce proceedings with Sussanne Roshan were not impacted. She has claimed that the email ID on which she was communicating with Hrithik till May 2014, was given to her by him, and not by some third party. The chatter around the controversy almost came to a standstill post-November 2016 where both the parties remained mum and no further dirty linen was washed in public domain. Even though sparks flew here and there, the duo remained relatively silent regarding the whole issue. In 2017, right before the release of Kangana’s much-awaited film ‘Simran’, Kangy went on-record in an interview to claim that the case is not shut and that the truth will be out soon. She then went for many interviews that gave public her perspective to the entire saga.