It was a year ago that Kangana Ranaut in her characteristic candid manner let a secret out that set tongues wagging. She had hinted that she's seeing someone, and her love life is exciting, but she was also treading cautiously since she said that she wanted to ensure everything worked out before making the relationship public. Soon after, it was reported that the mystery man in her life was Hrithik Roshan. But the actor denied the whole report, openly asking the reporter to go see a shrink.
(Left) Kangana Ranaut. Pic/Onkar Devlekar and (Right) Hrithik Roshan. Pic/Pradeep Dhivar
Sources say that this could have been because Hrithik was still dipping his toes in water as far as Kangana was concerned and might have not been sure of the relationship at that time. Sources close to the duo say that they were friends even while working in 'Kites' (2010). "Hrithik was going through some trouble in his personal life at that time and he would talk to Kangana about it and that's how they got close and became friends."
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The two are said to have got closer during the shoot of 'Krrish 3' (2013). After Hrithik's divorce with Sussanne Khan, his wife for 13 years, came through, it seemed like their friendship went to another level. Sources close to the stars say, "Kangana and Hrithik continued meeting each other till the story of their relationship broke out and then Hrithik tweeted denying it all."
Soon, their relationship is said to have blossomed again as "they obviously like fighting with each other", said a source with a smile. "Their on and off relationship has been going on for a while now, even though Hrithik has not spoken about it openly," said the source.
However, a bigger rift seems to have taken place now as a whole new controversy erupted when they were not on talking terms. The entire scene that happened a year ago seemed to play all over again as Kangana in an interview made a telling remark about "exes who do silly things to get your attention", when asked if she was ousted from 'Aashiqui 3' starring Hrithik Roshan. Surprisingly, even though she did not take Hrithik's name, he retorted with a tweet saying something to the effect that he would rather go out with the Pope than the wonderful women he's linked with.
While their sly remarks and tweets keep us amused, one should mention that Kangana seems to have won this round with her endearing honesty again. Her reaction to Hrithik's tweet is more direct. "I respect the other person's opinion. It's very likely that a person can have a different perspective of the same situation or rather the past. But then, stick to your stand. Don't contradict yourself and slyly pursue people, spy on them and chase them. So, we sign and seal the deal, and then move on."
Looks like the gutsy girl is ready to finally move on, from whatever situation she is in.
October 3, 2014
After earning rave reviews for 'Queen', in which Kangana's character sets out on a journey of self-discovery after being dumped by her fiancée, the actress revealed about a new man in her life in an interview: "My love life is exciting. When you are in love, you kind of have to be sure about things that you make public. I hope it works out… Love is such a thing; it's so special, so I hope I get in a position of talking about it in public."
She, however, did not reveal her special someone's name.
December 11, 2014
A city daily suggested that Hrithik Roshan is Kangana's mystery man and that they have become serious about each other after being friends for seven years and working together in two films – 'Kites' and 'Krrish 3'. It also said, "Two months ago, she wasn't sure where the relationship was going because Hrithik was going through a divorce from his now ex-wife Sussanne Roshan."
The next day, the actor slammed the daily on social media in his post that read, "This is so absurd it doesn't even get me angry. Are these papers and writers just plain delusional? Price of being single I guess. But I''m not paying. Unless it's for the shrink who I think these journos need. :) u guys have a wonderful day (sic)."
October 31, 2015
Entertainment websites ran stories of Kangana and Hrithik avoiding each other at a film festival. However, industry sources claimed that it was an attempt to hoodwink the public into believing they were no more together. "They've decided to take it easy in public, as Hrithik is currently going through a complicated divorce proceeding. If shown to be in a relationship so soon after his separation from his wife then he would end up looking like a bad father. He has asked his PR team to go slow on the single-ready-to-mingle image."
When asked about the alleged affair, Hrithik reportedly said, "Oh my God! What should I say about it?"
The previous month, Kangana had also denied the rumours (probably since they were going through their "off" phase) while promoting her last film when she stated, "I don't have anyone in my life as of now. I am single but I am not open to dating because I am committed to my films and roles. Relationship is a lot of work. I don't want to be unfair to someone."
January 28, 2016
Asked for her reaction on being ousted from Aashiqui 3 which apparently features Hrithik Roshan, she said, "Yes, many lame rumours are doing rounds, even a dumb ass can tell where these rumours are coming from. I don't know why exes do silly things to get your attention. For me that chapter is over and I don't dig graves."
While media went into a tizzy over Kangs referring to Hrithik as an ex, the actor, who usually keeps mum about his personal life, retorted on Twitter: "Ther r more chances of me having had an affair with d Pope dan any of d (Im sure wonderful)women d media hs ben naming. Thanks but no thanks. (sic)."