Hrithik to again approach cyber cell to find imposter
On December 12, 2014, Hrithik had first complained to the cyber crime division about an unknown person using the email-id email@example.com and talking to his fans.bollywood Updated: Mar 17, 2016 20:50 IST
Actor Hrithik Roshan has decided to again request the cyber crime division of Mumbai police to trace the person who was allegedly talking to actress Kangana Ranaut on his behalf from an email address. Hrithik and Kangana have slapped legal notices on each other.
On March 17, Hrithik Roshan sent out a statement that said, “Anything private that becomes public gives rise to speculation and unnecessary controversies simply because the general public are not privy to the whole truth. Out of respect for everyone involved, I followed the legal path to resolve the matter in question so as to keep it private. It was a breach of ethics to reveal the contents of a private legal notice.
“Dignified silence is dignified up to a point, but there comes a time when the silence needs to be broken to protect one’s name, family and image.
The crux of the matter is that the mail id firstname.lastname@example.org does NOT belong to me. I had filed a complaint in this regard with Mumbai cyber crime cell on 12th December 2014 when I learnt of this impersonator communicating with the said person. I have absolutely NO CONNECTION with this ID.
On 5th March we reactivated our complaint and the crime unit has made headway in tracking this person down. Once that is done this matter can be laid to rest. And finally, I believe that mental health is a grave and crucial issue which merits serious discussion. I would never address it flippantly nor use it as a personal attack. I was requested to keep silent and I did so for 2 years. This will be my final statement regarding this matter.(sic)”
The actor, 42, who was the first to send the legal notice to his Krrish 3 co-star, has demanded that Kangana apologise in a press conference and clear the air about their alleged affair which he firmly refutes.
A defiant Kangana, 28, said she was not a “dim-witted” teenager and refused to apologise. She instead shot off a counter-notice to Hrithik warning him to take back his notice or face a criminal case.
On December 12, 2014, Hrithik had first complained to the cyber crime division about an unknown person using the email-id email@example.com and talking to his fans. The complaint letter was then sent to concerned police officials.
“My client had filed the complaint first on December 12, 2014 regarding an imposter using the email address firstname.lastname@example.org and talking to people. This was followed up with the authorities quite a few times. Again on March 5, 2016, my client had requested to find out the imposter and take action,” said Hrithik’s lawyer Dipesh Mehta.
“We would again pursue the matter with the cyber crime division as this is the crux (of legal battle between Hrithik and Kangana) of the whole matter. We are confident that the authorities would nail the person at the earliest, and this would put the matter to rest once and for all,” he said.
The complaint letter had stated that, “I have a personal email address which is email@example.com and I do not have any other email address. I only communicate with public from this email address. Recently it was brought to my notice that some unknown person is using an email address firstname.lastname@example.org and is impersonating himself as Hrithik Roshan before the public.”
The letter further said, “Many innocent people including my fans and certain people from the film industry have told me that they are communicating with me on email@example.com. When I told them that my email id is firstname.lastname@example.org they are not ready to believe the same.”
In his letter, Hrithik revealed that a young girl (apparently implied to Kangana) has sent a lot of personal stuff on the email address email@example.com.
“A young girl sent a lot of photographs and film clips on the email address firstname.lastname@example.org thinking that she is sending it to me. I believe the said material if used wrongly can ruin my reputation and the girl completely,” the letter added.
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First Published: Mar 17, 2016 14:52 IST