By Atul Mishra Last Updated:
There is no denying that Kangana Ranaut and Aditya Pancholi debacle is taking ugly turns with every passing day. The infamous events have been tossed so many times in the media that come Sunday your newspaper’s headline is only about these two. For the uninformed, you might want to check the itinerary of events, allegations and accusations here.
In her appearance in Aap Ki Adalat, Kangana accused Mr Pancholi of domestic violence, harassment, keeping her under house arrest and breaching her privacy. Quite evidently, it was high time that the Yes Boss actor spoke about it and spill some beans.
In an interview with SpotboyE, he said and unveiled a lot. At the start of the interview, he was asked to tell about Kangana in detail, and here’s what he said:
“In detail? Hmmm, okay. Shoot. Hey, but hold on! Before you ask, let me first say it ALOUD that Kangana is a product of nepotism."
Yeh nepotism ki baat karti hai, She has no right to speak about nepotism because she also got into the film industry through nepotism. If I was not there, who would have sent her to Mahesh Bhatt for one? Agar main uska photo shoot nahi karvata Jatin Kampani se, toh yeh photo shoot kar sakti thi kya? Did she ever stand in a kilometre long line for an audition? Ask her if she ever gave an audition in her life? If yes, to whom?”
How did he help her to get into Bollywood?
“I sent her picture to Rajesh Grover and asked him to find her some work. He said, ‘Sahi time par picture bheja tune kyunki Bhatt saab ek film ke liye ek ladki ki talaash mein hain.’ The hero was Emraan Hashmi and the film was being directed by Anurag Basu. It was Gangster.
Grover sent her photos to Bhatt saab. He and Mukesh Bhatt liked the photos and they wanted to meet her. Rajesh Grover took her to meet them and there she also met Anurag Basu. Ye bolti hai, ‘Main coffee ad ka audition de rahi thi aur woh auditions ke baad main doosre models ke saath Bhatt saab ke office gayi’. Yeh saraasar jhooth hai. You can confirm this from Bhatt saab or Rajesh Grover.”
On being asked, if Mr Pancholi thinks that Kangana was a big mistake of his life, he said:
“I don’t think so. It was a moment, maine kuch plan nahi kiya tha. You never plan love, love just happens. She met me on the road, this was outside KFC on Linking Road. The building was built by my friend, Sudhakar Shetty. She kept calling me for 3 months after that but I did not meet her. After three months she called me and told me that she is sitting in JW Marriott, Juhu with Kamlesh ji, a lady from Chicago. That day finally I met her and milne ke six months baad bhi hamara affair shuru nahi hua. We used to hang out in groups but there was never any love/passion.”
Why did they split and what all changed?
“The day, her first film Gangster released, she changed.I could not believe she was the same girl. She changed as a human being, she changed as a person. She was a very, very lovely person before Gangster saw the light of day. She was such a cute, lovable girl before that.
That’s it. But honestly, I don't regret meeting her. I am hurt, I am not angry. Tum meri tareef nahi kar sakti ho to theek hai, I have never even asked for credit. But she cannot speak against nepotism because she got a break through someone who was already in the industry, and that was Aditya Pancholi.”
When he was told that he did wrong to his wife Zarina Wahab, he said:
“I am guilty of that, I did a wrong thing. I am sorry and I have said 'Sorry' to Zarina, a million times. I am thankful to her that she understood me and took me back. We have been married for 31 years and I can tell you one thing. Today, I love my wife more than I love anything in this world, I love her more than my kids and without her, I would have been finished. I would have been God knows where.
Zarina kept the family together, kept the children together, I was 22 when I got married to Zarina, when Sana was born I was 23. People think I am a 70-year old man, I am not 70. She said meri uske baap jitni umar hai. When I met her, I was 38-years old. Today, I am 53. I gave you (SpotboyE) my Aadhar card yesterday.”
On being asked about his abusive relationship with Kangana, he was quoted as saying:
“No. She has to prove it. She has to get one witness ki Aditya ne maara hai, except Rangoli (Kangana’s sister). Rangoli will obviously take her side, like any sister would. Agar Rangoli ki jagah main hota, to main bhi Kangana ka side leta.”
He further added:
“She even says that I kept her under 'house arrest'. Can she tell us where was she held as captive? Address batao. She says I gave her money for rent, uska phir leave-and-license ka agreement dikhao mujhko.
She stayed at my friend’s place in Juhu, Pallavi Angel, ground floor. It was a studio apartment. Why should I ask them to leave? She had changed but I understood that it was a case of success enveloping her. But at the cost of my reputation, passing slandering remarks about my son (Sooraj Pancholi) ? Not done!”
So, when did she shift to your house and when did she leave?
“After Gangster released, she shifted to my house in Bunch Berry Apartments, Yaari Road!. She stayed there for another year or so. After the unfortunate incident with Rangoli, Kangana and her entire family came and lived in Bunch Berry Apartments, Flat No 702, to be precise.”
Just in case, if she apologises to you now, will you forgive her?
“Yes, I will. I am a nobody. I am not someone who holds it against anybody for long. I want Kangana's upcoming film Simran to be a big hit. I can never be jealous of her achievements. And let me tell you one more thing. It is being said that she slept on the roads when she came to Mumbai. Let me tell you why she had a tough start. Maureen Wadia had cancelled her contract.
One of my friends even paid for Asha Chandra's flat where she stayed, even for her lodging and boarding. I thought gaon ki ladki hai, Hindi aati hai, English nahin aati hai- and that was so beautiful.
It's really high time she stops talking sh** about me and my family. Stop this nonsense, Kangana. Just stop it.”
So here we’re! This whole fiasco is getting tangled and more so confusing with constant backlashes and mudslinging from the either party. It seems that only a legal discourse now can unravel the truth. We only hope that everything gets sorted between the two as soon as possible. Be glued here for more news on Kangana and Aditya Pancholi row!