Hrithik Roshan and Kangana Ranaut’s public feud over an affair gone wrong has more twists than your regular Bollywood potboiler. In the latest, after Hrithik Roshan broke his “dignified” silence and named Kangana Ranaut as a witness in his FIR that someone was impersonating him on email, police summoned the National Award-winning actor and her sister Rangoli to record their statements within a week.
Only, her lawyer Rizwan Siddiquee has termed the summons illegal and said his client will not appear before police. On Thursday, the actress’ counsel advocate Rizwan Siddiquee issued a detailed statement claiming that the police had “no right to summon either his client Kangana or her sister Rangoli”. He added that the police instead should have acted in accordance with the provisions of the Criminal Procedure Code and requested Kangana for some time suitable to both parties so that her statement could have been recorded.
“The Witness summons sent to my client and her sister by the Police Officer is patently illegal, as no woman can ever be called to the police station to record their statements as per the provisions of law,” he stated.
Hrithik complained that someone had created an email ID, firstname.lastname@example.org, and corresponded with Ranaut. “Nonetheless my client who is shown to be a victim as per the claims of Mr. Hrithik Roshan has herself willingly expressed her desire to co-operate with the officers in accordance to the provisions of law, as well as in her reply to the Summons she has duly reserved her rights to file an appropriate criminal complaint against Mr. Hrithik Roshan and his associates for hacking two of her email accounts, which includes the email from which Mr. Hrithik Roshan admittedly claims to have personally received about 1439 emails from my client on his correct email id as well the email from which my client was communicating with the alleged imposter,” he added.
The Bang Bang actor had approached the cyber police in December 2014, after the Queen actress told him she had been corresponding with him on hroshan@email. There was, however, no follow-up to the case. On March 5 this year, the actor sent a reminder to the police, stating the matter was causing him stress and that police should probe it at the earliest. An FIR was then registered last week. He also named Kangana as the girl who had allegedly sent provocative pictures while communicating with the impostor.
Coincidentally, Hrithik Roshan recently received a legal notice from Abraham Mathai, former vice chairman of the State Minorities Commission for tweeting that he was “more likely to be dating the Pope”. The notice saying Hrithik has allegedly hurt the sentiments of the Catholic community, was drafted by Siddiquee.
However, he maintains that there is no connection between his two clients.