It seems like the silent attack between two Bollywood stars – Hrithik Roshan and Kangana Ranaut has not died down.
Earlier, the duo's movies were set to hit screens on the same. A day after Kangana's sister Rangoli Chandel took to Twitter to warn Hrithik over a box office clash between her sister and actress Kangana Ranaut's "Mental Hai Kya" and "Super 30", now Hrithik has issued a statement.
Actor Hrithik Roshan on Thursday said he has decided to shift the release date of his film "Super 30" amidst a "media circus".
"So as to not allow my film to be desecrated by yet another media circus, I have decided to shift the release date of my film 'Super 30' in order to save myself from the personal trauma and toxic mental violence this would cause," Hrithik said in the statement posted on Twitter. "Despite the film being ready, I have requested my producers to shift and announce the next suitable date as soon as possible," added the actor, who has had a personal clash with Kangana in the past.” He concluded the statement by saying: "This unrelenting helplessness must end."
Soon after Hrithik shared a detailed note about pushing the release date of his film 'Super 30', actor Kangana Ranaut responded, calling it a ‘sob story’. Her sister Rangoli Chandel shared the actor’s reaction from her Twitter account.
Applauding her producer, Ekta Kapoor, Kangana wrote, “Salute to my producer Ekta Kapoor for making her way in this male dominated industry, its not easy to do what she does. I applaud her courage and power.”
Earlier this week, the film's production banner Reliance Entertainment had announced that "Super 30" will hit the screens as scheduled on July 26 amidst a hullabaloo that its release date may be changed due to a clash with "Mental Hai Kya".
The actors were involved in a row which began after Kangana hinted at Hrithik being her "ex-boyfriend". This was followed by an exchange of legal complaints and mud-slinging.
There was a buzz that Kangana had recommended that the release date of "Mental Hai Kya" be changed so that a box office face-off with Hrithik is possible.
However, a statement on behalf of Balaji Motion Pictures has said the decision has been taken for "better box office prospects" for "Mental Hai Kya".
On Wednesday afternoon, producer Ekta Kapoor tweeted: "The ugly underground tweets have begun. I've promised to keep it clean and have assurances from my actors on the same. I hope personal assaults on them stop, because it's my decision and not theirs."
Replying to this and addressing Hrithik as Jadoo -- an alien from his film "Koi... Mil Gaya", Rangoli said: "What to expect from a man who always prefers to attack your back rather then meeting you in the battlefield...so far it wasn't her concern, magar ab tu dekh (but now you wait and watch)... Jadoo."