After a 7-month long search, the Mumbai Police says it has not been able to find who was allegedly impersonating actor Hrithik Roshan to send regular emails to Kangana Ranaut, star of films like Queen and Tanu Weds Manu. The case, filed by Mr Roshan, is reportedly being closed according to this report in the Mumbai Mirror. Mr Roshan had said that Ms Ranaut was fabricating a romantic relationship that she said developed in 2009 when they acted together in the film Kites.
Ms Ranaut, 29, said Mr Roshan was trying to wish away a fact. Today, her lawyer, Rizwan Siddiquee, told NDTV, “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.”
The feud began at the beginning of the year, when Ms Ranaut referred to “a silly ex” in an interview. She did not name him, but implied that Mr Roshan was the case in point.
That triggered a torrent of recriminations and both sides exchanged legal notices. Mr Roshan, 42, then filed a case asking the Mumbai Police to track down who impersonated him online to communicate regularly with Ms Ranaut.
Mr Roshan was last seen in Mohenjo Daro, which tanked. His next film Kaabil releases in January.
Ms Ranaut won her third National Award this year, for her film Tanu Weds Manu Returns. Her next film is Rangoon, made by Vishal Bhardwaj.