For the uninitiated or those who chose to live under a rock for most of the last two years, the Kangana Ranaut-Hrithik Roshan row is one of Bollywood’s many anathemas that has refused to die down. If you really thought the alleged lovers are done throwing mud at each other, you’re absolutely wrong.
The Queen actress showed her most confident side when she came on Rajat Sharma’s Aap Ki Adalat. Without mincing her words, she shared the most personal and intricate details about the time her and Hrtihik dated, the emotional upheaval she underwent after her personal life became a spectacle, and how she stood against the film industry.
Although the whole chat was something we haven’t really seen coming out from Bollywood after maybe Rendezvous with Simi Garewal, here are the five most shocking revelations made by Kangana on the show.
“Hrithik told me he’d never accept our relationship publicly despite wanting to be together”
Making the confession about their equation, Kangana said that Hrithik told her even though he wanted them to be together, he made it clear that he would never leave his then wife, Sussanne. “I knew the reality when I entered in a relationship with him. It wasn’t as if I was fooled. He told me that he would never accept me publicly and the way things were in his family, he would never leave his wife. So, I told him to leave me but he didn’t want to do that either.
“After Sussanne left him, Hrithik decided to go public about our relationship”
“He never thought Sussanne would leave him. So, when she left him, I think he got disturbed. We used to talk then and one day, he told me, ‘I think I can see us together in the future. My divorce will finalise in October-November and after that, I will somehow make our relationship public.’ I found that a little weird and shady. I even told him that he should let that phase pass and then think about us with a clear perspective. But he was adamant,” Kangana said.
“Hrithik broke up with me in early 2014 but came back after Queen released”
“He was shooting with an actress in Manali, when rumours of their affair cropped up. It was February and I called him to check about this affair. I said, ‘You didn’t call me on Valentine’s Day.’ To which, he replied, ‘Why should I call you on Valentine’s Day? We don’t have anything. I hope you haven’t told about us to anyone.’ I was appalled. I had shared about it to my mother and sister. He told me to forget him, get over him. And after a few weeks, Queen released. He called me up and apologised. He said, ‘I am so proud of you. Everyone is talking about you. I am sorry.’ Then we met at Karan Johar’s party and I went up to him and talked about the future of our relationship. But he snapped at me and said I was letting success go to my head. But the reality was that I remained the same, it was he, who changed after Queen became a success.”
“A famous Bollywood writer’s actor wife intimidated me, saying I would be shamed to death”
Kangana alleged that she was threatened by the Roshans, film industry people and even asked by the Indian ‘Women’s Commission’ to not speak about Hrithik lest face dire consequences. “Vishal Bhardwaj suggested taking help from Women’s Commission after Hrithik sent me a notice, threatening to make my personal pictures and videos viral. First, they took my case up but after a few days, they called me, saying, ‘We have good relations with Rakesh ji, you should not speak much. You should go easy.’ I was shocked and since then I hate Women’s Commission.”
“I feared Hrithik when I loved him, but not anymore”
During the interview, the visibly emotional Kangana choked up as she spoke about the mails she had written when the duo dated. She said that it was a ‘near-to-death’ experience for her when she saw the love poems she had written for the man she loved making it to newspapers and news websites. “I really loved that man. I wrote a few mails to him when I was in New York. There’s a zone you are in when you love someone. “I feared him (Hrithik) when I was in love with him. I am not scared of him anymore, especially after seeing his antics.”