It has been four years, but Hrithik-Kangana’s controversy has failed to satiate the curiosity of media and their fans. Everyday, one reads about a new twist or turn in the saga and it has led us to wonder as to who is honest and who is not.
Recently, after Kangana Ranaut featured in a video with AIB, Hrithik Roshan was invited on Arnab Goswami’s Republic TV to speak about his side of the story. Roshan has remained silent for a long time now, while Ranaut has been very outspoken about her feelings and ordeal.
The interview is scheduled to be broadcast on October 7 and two short promos were aired to provide a sneak peek. Roshan has said he wants to clarify things on his part through this interview and hopes that his fans will understand his feelings and emotions.
When Arnab Goswami asked Roshan as to why he chose to interact and discuss the matter, the actor replied:
“I’ve just had enough, I need to say what I want to say. Enough of I don’t know what word to choose, I cannot describe it, but it has… I realise that I have been pretending because I have to live up to this star.. thing of mine that I’ve got to look on for it, I’ve got to be cool and be okay and not give any attention to something that is not important.”
In the interview, Roshan’s one reply clearly showed his frustration. He commented:
“After a while, I realized that I was pretending. It was affecting me. It was affecting my sense of community, it was affecting my sense of well being, and I said now I am pretending… That’s not being hero, that’s not strength, its fake. I had to do something about this. It’s about time.”
The ‘Kaabil’ actor was worried that people might misconstrue his statements and emotions.
“I was also very very afraid. I have been afraid that my words would be misconstrued. If I come across as strong, they might turn me as aggressive, if I might show some emotion, they might turn me as weak, if I may sound vulnerable, they’ll say ‘Oh, maybe he is looking for sympathy’ and the list goes on.”
The actor also pointed out as to when he realized that his silence had become a weakness and why he chose to speak:
“It has been very confusing, it has been a dilemma in my head, but you know if I am walking down the street and a person abuses me, the dignified stronger thing to do is to keep walking. He doesn’t affect my life but if that person starts hurtling stones into my home and affects the well-being of me and my family, then that silence is no longer strength, that silence then becomes weakness.”
He said that he suffered for four years:
“It has been four years, I think I have had enough…I was afraid and now I am not going to be afraid of that (coming to terms with my own vulnerabilities). I am going to allow my mind and my heart to say what it wants to say and allow the pieces to fall where they may.”
Well, the controversy gets deeper and complicated with time.
Here is the video of the promos:
— Republic (@republic) October 7, 2017