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Kangana vs Hrithik: Women's commission chief, Pancholi, Apurva Asrani slam actress

Aditya Pancholi has also decided to take legal action against Kangana Ranaut.

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Kangana Ranaut’s bold, unabashed comments over l'affaire Hrithik Roshan on the television show Aap Ki Adalat have brought a series of fiery reactions from the film industry.

Ranaut had also targeted actor Aditya Pancholi for being after her life after her abusive relationship with him ended. Reacting sharply, Pancholi told cinema website BollywoodLife.com, “She is a mad girl, what to do? Did you see the interview? Didn’t you feel like some mad person was talking? Who talks like that? We have been in the industry for so long, nobody has ever spoken anything so evil about anyone. What should I say? She is a mad girl. If you throw stones in mud, it will only spoil your clothes.”

At the same time, Pancholi also told the website that he would be suing Ranaut. “I am going to take legal action against her," he said. "She is lying, that’s why I am taking legal action. I don’t know about other people, but as far as my story goes, what she has spoken about me, she has said all lies. She has to prove that I have done that. My family is very much affected by it. My wife and I will take legal action against her.”

In the course of her conversation with senior journalist Rajat Sharma on the television show, Ranaut had accused the Maharashtra State Commission for Women (MSCW) of being in thrall to Rakesh Roshan after she tried in vain to seek its help against Hrithik Roshan who had allegedly threatened to leak her personal pictures. MSCW chairperson Vijaya Rahatkar termed the allegations false.

In a series of tweets, Rahatkar said, “Deeply disturbed by Ms Kangana Ranaut's irresponsible statement where she has made grave allegations against the Womens Commission. Neither has Ms Kangana Ranaut ever approached Womens Commission nor is Gurmeet Chadda associated with MSCW in any way. @RajatSharmaLive. MSCW is fully committed to the cause of women in distress. Unfortunate that Ms Ranaut has chosen to project us wrongly." 

To this, Ranaut's sister Rangoli Chandel said Chadha is vice-president of the Mahila Congress and was connected with the MSCW. “Dear mam u r a year late to dis Gurmeet is the VP f Mahila congres and she said she's also relatd to woman comission @VijayaRahatkar. After her meeting with Mr Rakesh Roshan she told me woman comission can't help us,” she said in a series of tweets.

Scriptwriter Apurva Asrani had also got involved in a spat with Ranaut earlier this year regarding the sharing of writing credits for Hansal Mehta’s forthcoming film Simran. Asrani accused the actress of being a pseudo feminist. “Women who transgress the limits of decency & fair play by saying 'men did it, so why can't we?' only compound the problem. #pseudofeminism,” he said on Twitter. 

Soon after Ranaut's interview was televised, Sussanne Khan, Hrithik Roshan’s ex-wife, posted a picture with him and wrote, “There is no allegation or sad plot that can have the weight to triumph over a good soul. #powerofthetruth #mafamilia #goodoverevil.”