Twist in the tale: Is this Hrithik-Kangana ‘intimate’ photo doctored?

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
  • Updated: Apr 27, 2016 10:16 IST
Actor Hrithik Roshan’s team has given out pictures saying that there were many Bollywood celebrities present at the party and everyone was hugging and posing with each other. (AFP)

The battle between actors Hrithik Roshan and Kangana Ranaut has taken a new turn, with a picture that appears to show Hrithik embracing Kangy at a party, surfacing online and in some publications. The picture, clicked at the pre-production party of Krrish 3 (that starred both actors) at actor Arjun Rampal’s house, attempts to counter Roshan’s claims that he knew Kangana only professionally.

Interestingly however, we show you that in the original picture, there is a person next to Hrithik and Kangana.

The original photo of Hrithik and Kangana at Arjun Rampal’s house in December 2010.

The photoshopped version that appeared in tabloids, to give the impression that no one was around when the picture was clicked, and that it was a private moment.

Spot the difference.

However, in the picture that has appeared online and in some tabloids, this person has been photoshopped, giving the impression that the two were sharing an intimate private moment, and no one was around when the picture was clicked. Now, fresh pictures have emerged, which show Hrithik hugging his then wife Sussanne Khan at the same party. Other Bollywood celebrities such as actors Arjun Rampal, Dino Morea and filmmaker Abhishek Kapoor were also present.

“In her desperation to prove that she had ‘something’ to do with Hrithik Roshan, Kangana has done the unthinkable. She has used a distorted picture from a party. At the party, all of them are hugging each other and making a group picture. That has been zoomed in to give an impression that Kangana was in an intimate moment with Hrithik,” says a source.

“These pictures that are from the same night of December 2010 tell the whole story. We are living in strange times where a girl has been speaking lies about verifiable facts and selling them to media. And all this just for the sake of somehow proving that she had ‘something’ to do with Hrithik Roshan,” the source adds.

Another picture from the same party which shows Hrithik’s ex-wife Sussanne Khan, filmmaker Abhishek Kapoor and actor Arjun Rampal , along with other guests posing for a group photo.

Actor Hrithik Roshan with his then wife Sussanne Khan. Actor Dino Morea strikes a pose for the camera.

Another picture from the same party which shows actors Kangana Ranaut and Hrithik Roshan with Arjun Rampal and Nandita Mahtani.

Meanwhile, when contacted, Kangana’s advocate Rizwan Siddiquee said, “We are fed up of dealing with Hrithik’s sources. Let him or his lawyer come forward, and give a proper statement... If Hrithik’s source is saying that the photo has been tampered with, then let the source come out in the open, and make a proper claim... Hrithik claimed not knowing my client even socially. So, I am sure he is looking for a way to wriggle out of the situation...”

What started as a complaint against an alleged imposter by Hrithik has turned into an ugly public and legal battle between the two stars, with both coming up with allegations and counter-allegations against each other almost everyday.

The 42-year-old Krrish star and Kangana have slapped legal notices on each other for defamation.

Hrithik, who was the first to send the legal notice to Kangana, has demanded that she apologise in a press conference publicly and clear the air about their alleged affair which he firmly refutes.

Kangana sent a counter-notice to the actor, alleging him of ‘slut-shaming’ by circulating private mails and photos.

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