“We know our client is fighting for clearing his name but we are unclear what they are fighting for? Is the fight from their end only to establish ‘implied’ association with our client?” said Hrithik’s lawyers in a statement.
“For us this fight is a worthy cause because our client is fighting to save his reputation as he was brutally attacked and unbelievable lies were circulated with impunity. But we fail to understand the motivation of the other party. We have already submitted all the evidences that are required to the authorities. We have been dutifully following the procedure and the truth will come out,” the statement said.
“They are trying to confuse the matter when this is a simple case of spreading lies. If by their own admission they haven’t referred to our client, Hrithik Roshan, as ‘silly ex’ and if by that they are meaning that he hasn’t had a romantic relationship with their client, then there is no fight between us. But they have been slyly implying things and we are committed to bring clarity to the entire episode,” the statement read.
Ms Ranaut’s advocate Rizwan Siddiquee said “By circulating some out-of-context unreliable and unverified emails to the media together with some unreliable private forensic reports”, Hrithik had “finally proved that he has lost complete trust in the legal system as well as patience and shall go to any extent to cause damage to my client’s name, image and reputation and instill fear in her mind”.
Ms Ranaut and Mr Roshan reportedly dated after starring in the films Kites and Krrish 3. Hrithik Roshan’s lawyers claim they have evidence that the alleged affair never happened and that Ms Ranaut is stalling the police investigation. Mr Roshan sent Ms Ranaut a legal notice in March after she appeared to refer to him as a ‘silly ex’ in an interview.