The life of actress Kangana Ranaut and her estranged relationships is an open book. She had a string of troubled relationships that much media attention. Whether it is her infamous legal battle with Hrithik, her ‘witch’ affair with Adhyayan Suman or her open affair with Aditya Pancholi, she has never shied away from talking about them. But the actors she was involved with have shared their side of the story, too.
We know that Kangana has repeatedly shared incidents about how she was abused and beaten up by Aditya Pancholi in their 3-year long relationship, and in his defense, Pancholi had defamed her by calling her ‘mad’.
Not only this, Pancholi had given a shocking interview to ‘Mumbai Mirror’ in 2008 in which he blamed Kangana for “using” him instead. According to India Today, he had said:
“Kangana didn’t have a penny when I met her. I saw her for the first time on the road. She was on the verge of a nervous breakdown. It was June 27, 2004. She was drenched and sitting on a bike with a guy from the Asha Chandra Acting Institute… It was pouring. Suddenly, she came up and said a warm ‘hi’ to me. When she said she was ‘Kangana’, I remembered a mutual friend had asked me to help her when she reached Mumbai. After that Kangana started calling me up persistently until I agreed to meet her. Initially, she was a sweet small town girl. I fell in love with her.”
Pancholi was a married man then, despite that, he was building a house for Kangana. He said:
“I was building a home for the two of us. Even the phone she was using was mine. Then one day she told me about this guy who was troubling her. When I asked for an itemized bill my world crashed on my head. The same guy’s number recurred repeatedly in the bill. She spoke to this guy for 5,000 minutes in a month. Why was she calling a guy she claimed was troubling her? I should’ve been warned. But I was completely taken in by her. Things came to such a head that one of her mooh-bola brothers went to Dubai and got himself a job in a hotel on my recommendation without my knowledge.”
When Kangana’s sister Rangoli became a victim of an acid attack, Aditya claimed to have gone out of his way to help her.
“I bent backward to get the guy nabbed. My wife warned me that I was dealing with an acid-throwing maniac who could harm our family. But, instead of being indebted she called me up one evening and began to abuse me and compared me with the guy who threw acid on her sister. I lost my cool and went to her house. I saw her trying to flee in an autorickshaw. I intercepted her and tried to talk to her but she ran away.”
He also says that he helped her financially even after their break-up.
“Some time back she called me to say she wanted money, about Rs 1 crore, to buy a house. I called up a banker-friend and stood as her guarantor and got her a loan of Rs 50 lakh. Then, I gave her Rs 55 lakh cash from my pocket. Of this, she has returned Rs 25 lakh. She still owes me Rs 30 lakh.”
Well, it is hard to know how much of it is actually true. But all we can understand, they had a relationship that was really traumatic.