Almost a year after the acerbic Hrithik-Kangana legal battle began, the case has come to an anti-climatic end with the cyber police filing an NIL report. While the back-and-forth between the two parties included a range of claims from Kangana suffering from Asperger’s Syndrome to Hrithik attempting to intimidate the Queen actress, a forensic probe by the Mumbai police into the email account of an alleged Hrithik Roshan imposter has failed to draw any definite conclusions.
Sanjay Saxena, joint commissioner of police, Crime Branch, was quoted by the Mumbai Mirror as saying, “We have been unable to find anything on the mail ID as the server is located in the US. Now, it is very difficult to ascertain who was using the account. Still, we will try to conclude (the case) from the available evidence.”
The email id in question was firstname.lastname@example.org, which Hrithik claimed was the work of an imposter, while Kangana maintained that her correspondence had been with the actor all along. “It’s a dead end. Only data from the server based in the US could have helped us in identifying the user of the email account,” a senior police officer explained.
While some might deem the police report a draw for both parties, Kangana’s lawyer, Rizwan Siddiquee, sees it as a win for his client. “We are not surprised to learn that the police have, after a thorough investigation, filed a NIL report, which means that they could not trace any imposter as was claimed by Hrithik Roshan… Kangana has always been maintaining that there was no imposter ever,” he said.
While rumours of the Krrish 3 co-stars having an affair can be traced back all the way to 2013, the pair’s relationship was thrown into the spotlight in January this year when Kangana implied in a tweet that Hrithik was her “silly ex.” The matter escalated from there with Hrithik eventually sending her a legal notice in February for damaging his reputation. The actress retaliated by sending him a 21-page legal notice of her own and after that, the co-stars-turned-enemies engaged in a back-and-forth through their respective lawyers.