Vishal Bharadwaj‘s Rangoon has been in the news for it’s enticing trailer, soulful music and its eclectic cast. While the cast look great on screen, the latest Bollywood gossip is that two of the actors don’t get along very well – Shahid Kapoor and Kangana Ranaut. Shahid reportedly avoided some promotional events because the two couldn’t stand each other.

Adding fuel to fire was Kangana’s recent interview with DNA, where she spoke about what it was like to shoot intimate scenes with Shahid.

I don’t like intimate scenes in a film. They are the most difficult to shoot. You have a formal equation with someone and suddenly you are into each other’s mouth. That big moustache of Shahid is horrible. It was such a … Not a turn-off but a tragedy of different level! When I asked him about it, he said he applies wax and has a running nose! Mera naak isme bah ke jaata hai.

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LOL. Shahid then reportedly told them this:

I have to tell you that Kangana makes up things in her head. She has a vivid imagination. I don’t remember telling her all this at all.

Not one to hold back, Kangana spoke about his comment in an interview with Pinkvilla.

That line he must have borrowed from Hrithik. He would have thought that ‘Dude, I will borrow these claims from Hrithik’.

OUCH! To refresh your memory, Kangana is referring to her not-so-private spat with Hrithik Roshan. We hope this one doesn’t turn out to be anything like that!

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Here’s looking at the timeline of events, starting from Kangana’s infamous interview which started it all to Rakesh Roshan batting for his son recently.

Exes do Silly Things to get Attention | January 28
In an interview with Pinkvilla.com, Kangana Ranaut said, “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.” when asked about her not acting in Aashiqui 3.

Hrithik hits back | January 28
That very day, Hrithik hit back with the following tweet:

There are more chances of me having had an affair with d Pope dan any of d (Im sure wonderful)women d media has ben naming.Thanks but no thanks.

Hrithik’s legal notice

Soon, Hrithik Roshan sent a legal notice to Kangana Ranaut asking her to apologise in a press conference and come clear about their supposed affair, the existence of which he refuted.

“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 to Kangana on February 26 said.

Hrithik’s four-page notice also 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 malafide intentions.”

Kangana’s counter-notice

Kangana then, reportedly, said that she is not a ‘dim-witted’ teenager and refused to apologise. She, in turn, sent a counter-notice to Hrithik on March 1 warning him to take back his notice or face a criminal case.

“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,” Kangana’s notice said.

Kangana’s lawyer Rizwan Siddique was quoted by PTI as saying, “Hrithik doing anything like this is the silliest thing he could have ever done. He has made a fool of himself. Its been more than seven days we havent got any reply from them.”

“We are waiting for them to react to the notice first as we have the facts and law on our side,” he added.

The E-mail wars
Hrithik’s version

If one has to believe Hrithik’s side of the story, he and Kangana met on May 24, 2014 at Karan Johar’s birthday party where Kangana walked up to Hrithik and thanked him for sending her a congratulatory mail in which he appreciated her acting in Queen.

“To this, our client told you that he has not seen the movie yet. Our client further clarified to you that the email ID from which you received the mail was not his and he gave you his real email ID,” the notice said.

“On coming to know of Hrithik’s real email ID, you (Kangana) sent a barrage of emails to him. Our client tried to ignore all the emails (total 1439) to him even though it amounted to mental harassment and stress. Besides sending emails to our client you have also been telling people in the film industry about your affair with him and then called our client a ‘silly ex’,” the notice continued.

Kangana’s version

Kangana claimed that the E-mail ID, on which she and Hrithik had been corresponding with each other, was provided by Hrithik himself.

“My client (Kangana) states that it was Hrithik who wanted to communicate from a newly created ID because of his impending divorce. In an effort to safeguard his name, image and reputation your client (Hrithik) time and again malafidely and in mischief hacked my client’s email ID and deleted all the mails sent by him,” Kangana’s notice said.

Does Kangana have Asperger’s Syndrome?
Hrithik alleged that while shooting an outdoor scene of Krrish 3, Kangana in a drunken state, created a scene in front of the cast and crew. Later Kangana’s sister Rangoli apparently told him that Kangana is suffering from Asperger’s Syndrome and that she requests him to not tell anyone.

Hrithik also said that Kangana approached Rakesh Roshan but papa Roshan made it clear that Hrithik was not interested in her.

However, Kangana refuted all the allegations and claimed that she was not really a stranger to Hrithik or his family. In fact, she claimed that she had been invited to Hrithik’s sister’s birthday parties in 2011 and 2012, among others.

“Your client (Hrithik) is living in his own illusionary narcissist world which starts and ends at self-aggrandising. Kangana, in her interview about her silly exes, never mentioned the name of your client (Hrithik). It was your client’s own unwarranted and uncalled reaction that made people look at him and assume that the ‘silly ex’ could be your client,” Kangana’s notice said.

Kangana also said that she did not suffer from Asperger’s Syndrome

Bollywood support for Kangana

At an event in May, Sonam Kapoor said that she was very impressed with the way Kangana had handled the situation with Hrithik and as a woman, she supported her.

Raveena Tandon bats for Kangana

In her blog post, Raveena spoke about how Bollywood female actors were victimised by powerful male stars from the ’90s and lauded the fact that in 2016, people could come forward and say the truth on social media. She also called Kangana “someone who will tell the truth and stand by it.”

Vidya Balan also spoke in support of Kangana

No legal proceedings at all?
Recently, Kangana at an event, spoke about the issue and said that the matter had no legal angle ever.

She said, “The incident I faced recently is very different from what I faced in the past. This time there were no legal proceedings against me. There was lot of media drama, threats, lot of slut shaming but there was no case filed against me. There was no question of fighting it legally.”

Case closed, end of war | November 16, 2016

After almost a year, the end to the Hrihtik-Kangana war has finally been announced, thanks to the cyber crime cell. As for the actors, it’s been some time things cooled down between the two.

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