Kangana Ranaut to record statement on 30 April; demands no interference from Hrithik

Seema Sinha

Apr 20, 2016 09:12:16 IST

In the midst of war of words between Hrithik Roshan and Kangana Ranaut’s legal counsels, there was a fresh development on Monday evening that the actress will be recording her statement with the cyber crime cell on April 30.

Kangana’s fight with rumoured former beau Hrithik Roshan took an ugly turn when they both filed legal notices against each other sometime early this year.

However, over the past few days, their disagreement had ‘deviated’ and focused on the cyber crime cell’s investigations following an FIR filed by Hrithik on March 5 which says that a fake email-ID has been created and an impostor has been operating it under his guise and misleading many of his fans, including Kangana. Kangana had not yet recorded her statement to assist in the investigations and hence the proceedings in the ongoing legal battle were stalled, Hrithik's counsel claimed.

Kangana Ranaut and Hrithik Roshan have sent legal notices to each other. Image from IBNlive

Kangana Ranaut and Hrithik Roshan have sent legal notices to each other. Image from IBNlive

Ever since, reports of Kangana being 'summoned' by the police and being asked to cooperate with their investigation have been doing the rounds. Kangana’s lawyer, Rizwan Siddiquii said, “We communicated the date (April 30) to the cyber crime on Saturday as that is the earliest when all three of us – Kangana, her sister Rangoli and I will be available.”

Earlier during the day on Monday (April 18) there was strong buzz that the cyber crime team was to record Kangana's statement at her residence on Monday but the actress's counsel had denied any such development. "I have been receiving calls from media persons since last two hours. They have been told by Hrithik Roshan's PR team that police is coming to meet Kangana today (Monday). That's a blatant lie as no one is visiting Kangana, as has been communicated by Hrithik's team," the counsel said further adding, "My client is not a coward to disappear suddenly. We have always been handling the matter legally and without any fear," said Rizwan.

"He (Hrithik) should rather concentrate on acting on my counter-notice or responding to it, as it has been more than 45 days since he received it. Such acts of misleading media persons shows acts of desperation. Hrithik never bothered about any impostor in the last about two years. How has it become so important now? Hrithik did what he had to do, now he should wait patiently as law will take its own course," the counsel added.

The controversy began earlier this year after Kangana hinted at Hrithik being her 'ex' when she said in an interview that she failed to understand 'why exes do silly things to get your attention'.

Meanwhile, Hrithik’s counsel, while attacking Kangana and her legal team, issued a statement saying, "Instead of giving so many media statements, they (Kangana) should record one official statement with the cyber crime cell which will really help the investigation. They are clearly more interested in media wars than anything else. The entire process of investigation is stalled because they haven't officially recorded their statement with the authorities." Reportedly, Hrithik has recorded his statement in the case and the cyber crime team has been trying to get Kangana's statement.

Refuting these allegations, Kangana’s lawyer reiterated, “My client is not interested in any media war nor is she interested in the matter initiated by Hrithik Roshan. She herself fails to understand as to why Hrithik did not file a proper complaint in May 2014 and proper investigation into the matter, if he really felt that there was someone impersonating him. His silence for two years has created serious doubts."

"What is more confusing is that in his belated complaint and public statement Hrithik had confirmed that many people have given him information about this alleged impostor. Even then till date on one else has been named or questioned. Suddenly Hrithik wants my client and her sister to be a witness in his complaint without asking any questions. He also wants my client not to see the copy of the FIR nor exercise any of her rights. Isn’t he asking for too much?”

Kangana’s counsel further stated, “He has done whatever he felt is legally right and my client is doing whatever is legally required to determine the truth. Hrithik should not interfere with my clients rights or try to pressurise her on the said matter any further, whether directly or indirectly.

Updated Date: Apr 20, 2016 09:15:56 IST