The legal battle between actors Hrithik Roshan and Kangana Ranaut following their public spat over whether the two were in a relationship in the past isn’t over yet, said Hrithik’s legal team on Thursday. “Media reports which suggest that the investigation into the Hrithik-Kangana emails is closed are totally false. A section of the media in connivance with Ms. Ranaut’s lawyer has sought to disseminate this false information,” Hrithik’s lawyers said in a statement.
“The investigation, in fact, continues and Mr. Saxena (Joint Commissioner of Police, Crime) has informed Mr. Mahesh Jethmalani, Senior Counsel advising Mr. Roshan, that the case is not yet closed. Investigation is still going on,” the statement added.
The affirmation came after certain media reports on Thursday claimed that the legal dispute between the two has come to an end. The reports said that the case is being closed as the Mumbai Police have not been able to find who was impersonating actor Hrithik Roshan to send regular emails to Kangana Ranaut.
“It is categorically asserted that there is unimpeachable evidence to suggest that there was no relationship of any kind between Mr. Roshan and Ms. Ranaut and that Ms. Ranaut persistently hounded Mr. Roshan on e-mails with the intention to entice him into a relationship,” claimed the statement.
Meanwhile, Advocate Rizwan Siddiqui who represented Kangana in the messy Hrithik Roshan and Kangana Ranaut case told Indian Express.com on Thursday, “We have always maintained that there is no imposter and it’s very silly on the part of Hrithik to suggest that this is the work of an imposter. Hrithik and Kangana have done three films together. They were very close and photographs have suggested that. How can Kangana start communicating with an imposter? When I had cornered Hrithik with my questions, he had no answers. Hrithik had lied to the media and police that there is an imposter who is sending mails on his behalf and that a fan had told him that. He then went and filed a complaint against this so-called imposter. And Hrithik started circulating private forensic reports through his team. When a police investigation is already going on, can you send a private detective and find out? Hrithik did all of that to save his name. Eventually what happened is with the police report coming out as NIL, it has been proved that whatever Hrithik was saying was a total lie. His lies have been nailed. NIL report means nothing matches with what Hrithik was saying.”
A public spat broke out between the two former co-stars when Kangana in an interview hinted at Hrithik being her “ex”, to which Hrithik responded by tweeting that “there are more chances of me having had an affair with the Pope” than with Kangana. Soon both exchanged legal notices.
The two were first linked in 2013 when they came together in Krrish 3 but the rumour gained momentum after the actor officially separated from his wife Sussanne in December 2013.