Mumbai, May 6: Vidya Balan has extended her support to “Queen” star Kangana Ranaut, who is going through a legal battle with actor Hrithik Roshan. The actress has shown “great admiration” to Kangana for “standing up” for herself.
Asked about her take on the ongoing controversy between Kangana and Hrithik, Vidya, who was present at the trailer launch of “TE3N” here on Thursday, told reporters: “It’s none of my business, but I have great admiration for her (Kangana)”.
“We stand up for our fathers, husbands, children and parents but we rarely stand up for ourselves…
“She is standing up for herself. It’s easy to stand for other people but we rarely see people standing up for themselves. Kudos to her and more power to her,” she added.
While Vidya Balan has openly supported Kangna Ranaut, Amitabh Bachchan has stayed clear of the feud.
As expected, Big B took a safer route and made it clear that it would not be right to comment on another’s matter; yet Balan on the other hand although said that it was not fair to be judgmental, but didn’t stop there.
Kangana also has the full support of her father, Amardeep Ranaut, who said that ‘Kangna’ has shown courage in every sphere of her life and that he was proud of her.
Kangana’s father accompanied her along with other family members to the national capital to receive the National Award for her film “Tanu Weds Manu Returns.”
Speaking about her daughter’s success and her legal battle with Hrithik, the senior Ranaut told IANS: “I am very proud of my daughter’s achievements. She has shown exemplary courage in every sphere of her life and I stand by her in all her legal battles.”
And of all, it is Sussanne Khan, Hrithik’s estranged wife, who is publicly supporting him in the saga, condemning the leak of his “intimate” photograph with actress Kangana Ranaut.
She said the image was “photoshopped”.
Sussanne, who separated from Hrithik in 2013, also shared an image that seems from the same party. The photograph shows the-then couple holding each other closely. Alongside she tweeted: “Pictures are photoshopped and untrue stories carry too much weight. Another picture for the record. I support Hrithik in this”.
Meanwhile, Kangana who terms herself ‘self-pleaser’ and “not a people-pleaser” said that the controversy about her relationship with Hrithik Roshan is “extremely alarming”.
Kangana said she is being called a “whore” because she is a successful, sexually active woman.
“If a woman is super successful, she is called a psychopath. If a woman is sexually active, she’s called a whore,” she told news channel NDTV in an interview.
“My success is my sweet revenge against controversy,” she added,
Commenting on the accusations levelled against her, Kangana said, “I don’t find it humiliating when they call me a psychopath or witch.”
Defending her stand on her legal battle with her Krissh 3 co-star, she said, “I will not give my view about something which will be decided in courts. I cannot pretend to be sorry for things for which I am not.”
Kangana and Hrithik are involved in a bitter public spat which when Kangana hinted at Hrithik being her ‘ex’, saying in an interview that she fails to understand “why exes do silly things to get your attention” and the latter sending her a legal notice, demanding an apology for allegedly referring to him as her “silly ex” in an interview.
“Since quite sometime you (Kangana) have been insinuating and trying to create an image within the film industry through print and social media and in public at large that there was some relationship between our client (Hrithik) and you,” the notice sent by Hrithik’s advocate Deepesh Mehta on February 26 said.
“Our client states that it is needless to mention that there was no relationship between him and you. You are trying to propagate a false idea and thereby gain publicity with ulterior motives and mala fide intentions,” the four-page notice claimed.
In her 21-page reply on March 1, Kangana’s lawyers said, “She is not some dim-witted teenager who has been smitten and that whatever happened between the two of them was with full consent of both parties.”
“It is pertinent to record that your client throughout supported my client and fully involved her. He also did not make any attempt to block her. There is no communication from him to my client objecting to an emails.
“This proves that he received the emails with his participation and consent,” her legal notice said.