Hrithik Roshan had finally broken his silence by issuing an elaborated statement on being surrounded by the Kangana controversy. However, in an interview with a leading news channel which will air today, he was asked about what propelled him to break his silence, to which Hrithik replied, “I’ve just had enough, I need to say what I want to say. Enough of I don’t know what word to choose, I cannot describe it, but it has… I realize that I have been pretending because I have to live up to this star.. thing of mine that I’ve got to look on for it, I’ve got to be cool and be okay and not give any attention to something that is not important. After a while, I realized that I was pretending. It was affecting me. It was affecting my sense of community, it was affecting my sense of well being, and I said now I am pretending… That’s not being hero, that’s not strength, its fake. I had to do something about this. It’s about time.”
Adding further Hrithik stated that he wasn’t prepared to come out in open to talk about the issue because he feared that people would miscomprehend his words.
Hrithik said, “I was also very very afraid. I have been afraid that my words would be misconstrued. If I come across as strong, they might turn me as aggressive, if I might show some emotion, they might turn me as weak, if I may sound vulnerable, they’ll say ‘Oh, maybe he is looking for sympathy’ and the list goes on. It has been very confusing, it has been a dilemma in my head, but you know if I am walking down the street and a person abuses me, the dignified stronger thing to do is to keep walking. He doesn’t affect my life but if that person starts hurtling stones into my home and affects the well-being of me and my family, then that silence is no longer strength, that silence then becomes weakness. It has been four years, I think I have had enough.”
Hrithik mentioned that he wanted to bring out the truth but he was stopped from doing so.
“I was afraid and now I am not going to be afraid of that (coming to terms with my own vulnerabilities). I am going to allow my mind and my heart to say what it wants to say and allow the pieces to fall where they may,” he said.