Khan, Hrithik Roshan's ex-wife, put out the statement following her former sister-in-law's Sunaina's own tweet about being hounded by her family.
Sussanne Khan steps in to defend Roshan family, says respect their tough period
Mumbai - 20 Jun 2019 13:00 IST
After the furore over Sunaina Roshan's recent tweets, and Rangoli Chandel's accusation about the Roshan family hounding her, Hrithik Roshan's ex-wife, Sussanne Khan, has stepped in with a statement to defend the family.
Posting on Instagram, Susanne wrote, "As a part of my experience with all concerned and in my life span of being a part of this close knit family, I know Sunaina, to be an extremely loving warm, caring person, who is in an unfortunate situation. Sunaina's father is undergoing a major health crisis. Her mother is herself vulnerable to say the least. Please respect a family's tough periods, each family goes through such times. I needed to say this as someone who has been a part of this family for long."
The furore erupted after Sunaina, Hrithik's sister, put up a tweet on 18 June, declaring her support for Kangana Ranaut. Hrithik Roshan and Kangana Ranaut have been at loggerheads since the latter accused Hrithik of being vindictive in a relationship.
I support Kangana all through— Sunaina Roshan (@sunainaRoshan22) June 18, 2019
And living in hell continues ....gosh I’m tired— Sunaina Roshan (@sunainaRoshan22) June 18, 2019
The controversy was fuelled by Rangoli Chandel, Ranaut's sister, taking to social media to reveal that Sunaina has been calling Ranaut asking for help. Chandel also alleged that the Roshans had been 'physically assaulting' Sunaina.
Sunaina Roshan is asking Kangana for help, her family is physically assaulting her because she is in love with a Muslim man from Delhi, last week they got a lady cop who slapped her, her father also hit her, her brother is trying to put her behind bars..(contd)— Rangoli Chandel (@Rangoli_A) June 19, 2019
(Contd).... I fear her dangerous family might harm her, we want to make this public because Sunaina calling Kangana and crying all the time, Kangana doesn’t know how to help her...(contd)— Rangoli Chandel (@Rangoli_A) June 19, 2019
(Contd).... so now she has blocked her number but we fear for her safety, everyone has a right to love whoever they want, hopefully this will scare Roshans and they back off 🙏— Rangoli Chandel (@Rangoli_A) June 19, 2019
Chandel added that Ranaut and herself, while willing to help Sunaina, were saving messages to avoid a backlash from the Roshans.
I agree, but Kangana was so distressed after so many calls from Sunaina, Roshans are capable of harming Kangana but this time around I am very careful I myself also spoke to Sunaina, I have kept all the messages and recordings, Sunaina is in trouble for sure...(contd) https://t.co/KJ6Kl6WCss— Rangoli Chandel (@Rangoli_A) June 19, 2019
(contd)...and asking Kangana for help but her father and brother mustn’t harm Kangana I have her back but at the same time it’s my moral duty to help Sunaina also present these facts to the world on Suniana’s request, so Roshans know they are being watched now 🙏— Rangoli Chandel (@Rangoli_A) June 19, 2019
In an exclusive to Pinkvilla.com, Sunaina Roshan said, "I read Rangoli’s tweets and I don’t care because that is the truth. I am fine with her tweeting because I want the truth to come out. I have always supported the truth and I will always support it. I am meeting Kangana and Rangoli today as they are bringing me justice."
Sunaina went on to add that her father had 'slapped' her on learning of her relationship with a journalist, and the family had refused to pay money for her living expenses.
In the interview, Sunaina sided with Ranaut in the latter's battle with Hrithik Roshan saying, "I have always been extremely fond of Kangana, but two years ago, when she won a National Award, I messaged her, she told me ‘Don’t be friends with me or be in touch because of the family,’ and I was wondering what was happening as I wasn’t aware of what was happening. Nobody told me. That’s when I asked my family what is going on and if my brother has any proof, tell him to put it out into the open. Why is he hiding the proof?"
Meanwhile, Hrithik's cousin, Eeshan Roshan, slammed the Ranaut sisters on his social media saying, "Why are these sisters obsessed with this family? My bade papa is undergoing a health crisis, Didi is vulnerable. It’s a very sensitive period for our family. I request these people to be sensitive and not act as vultures."
It’s sad to see how people can stoop this low as to use a vulnerable period of the family for their own ends. Even if there is a family crisis, Didi has the law and order machinery of this country for her.— Eshaan Roshan (@RoshanEshaan) June 19, 2019
Why are these sisters obsessed with this family ? My bade papa is undergoing a health crisis, Didi is vulnerable. It’s a very sensitive period for our family.I request these people to be sensitive and not act as vultures.— Eshaan Roshan (@RoshanEshaan) June 19, 2019
While Hrithik Roshan has maintained a silence over the issue, the furore caused might force his hand. The actor is currently busy with the promotions of his upcoming film, Super 30 (2019), due to be released on 12 July.