Mumbai: Actor Hrithik Roshan's spokesperson has said that "vital facts" about his leaked "intimate" photograph with actress Kangana Ranaut, with whom he is locked in a bitter legal battle, have been "conveniently suppressed".
The legal battle between the two stars took another turn when an image showing Hrithik embracing her "Krrish 3" co-star surfaced online earlier this week. Hrithik's legal team had also slammed the leak of the photograph, saying it did not tell the full story.
Now, Kangana's lawyer Rizwan Siddiquee issued a statement on Wednesday evening, which read: "First and foremost I need to know who is representing Hrithik Roshan as an advocate on record, as the advocate seems to have been changed. The new advocate should come forward and give a proper statement in his name, so that we do not see legal statements being issued on public domain by anonymous persons".
"Besides what do they mean by stating that the image is photoshopped or doctored? Do they mean that it is not Kangana in the image or is it not Hrithik or is it their claim that the expressions or the body language of either Kangana and Hrithik have been altered. They need to be specific because the photograph was meant to prove a point that Hrithik had blatantly lied, not knowing my client Kangana socially at all. That point has been sufficiently proved in all respects and therefore we need to move on and stop arguing uselessly.
"In any event we would like everyone to know that some common people have started intervening in the matter and want the matter to be resolved amicably. Therefore, to end the matter on a positive note we shall not be giving any further statement to the media on the said matter, as the same has also been assured from their side," the statement concluded.
Reacting to Kangana's lawyer's statement, Hrithik's spokesperson said on Wednesday night: "A group photograph was made to look as if it was an intimate moment between two people. Vital facts about that photograph were conveniently suppressed. We have been maintaining that this struggle is between truth and lies and nothing else".
"Peace is always the end objective, so let the media trial end on this note and let's have the investigation begin in proper sense. We would get whole lot of answers when the imposter in this episode is caught," the spokesperson added.
Earlier on Wednesday, Hrithik's estranged wife Sussanne Khan came forward to support him, condemning the leak of his "intimate" photograph with Kangana. She said that the image is "photoshopped".
Issues between the two actors surfaced when Kangana hinted at Hrithik being her "ex", saying in an interview that she fails to understand "why exes do silly things to get your attention".