Hrithik Roshan’s elder sister Sunaina Roshan came in the limelight recently for speaking out against her family. The biggest allegation she made was that her parents had been ill-treating her because she was in love with a Muslim. On being asked if brother Hrithik is on her side, she told an entertainment daily, "Nobody has spoken to me. Nobody is in touch with me… It’s sad but they are not even supporting me.” Sunaina had claimed that her father Rakesh Roshan had allegedly hit her and that she was “living in hell.” But the Roshans have remained tight-lipped on the matter so far.
Now, the Super 30 actor has broken his silence on the whole controversy. He said, “This is an internal, private and sensitive matter for me and my family. In didi’s current state, it would not be correct of me to speak about her. It is an unfortunate situation that probably many families are going through and are as helpless as we are, owing to stigmas and an incredibly weak medical infrastructure in this country for such cases. Also, religion is not even a thing in my family. It has never been discussed or been given importance whatsoever in my entire life. And I would like to believe that it is obvious to the world by now.”
After much ballyhoo, Sunaina’s alleged boyfriend Ruhail Amin also made a statement. Ruhail, who is a New Delhi-based journalist, finally opened up about the issue in an interview with a news channel. "This incident has once again exposed the dark underbelly of identity politics at play in today’s liberal times which are totally uncalled for," he stated when asked about the opinion that Sunaina’s family shares of him.
He also responded about being called a terrorist by Rakesh Roshan, because he hails from Kashmir, "Labeling someone an extremist just because he/she belongs to a certain religion is outrageous and needs to be condemned."
In the interview, Hrithik Roshan spoke up about his spat with Kangana as well. He 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 that apparently a guy cannot be stalked in India.”
The back and forth between Kangana and Hrithik has been going on for years now. It's about time they wave the white flag?