Hrithik Roshan postpones 'Super 30' release over Kangana Ranaut feud

Former Bollywood couple have been trading online insults for over three years

Bollywood actor Hrithik Roshan has confirmed his film 'Super 30' has postponed its release date. AFP
Bollywood actor Hrithik Roshan has confirmed his film 'Super 30' has postponed its release date. AFP

Hrithik Roshan has confirmed that his upcoming film Super 30 will no longer release on July 26, so it will no longer clash with Kangana Ranaut's Mental Hai Kya.

The decision comes following a long-running Twitter feud between the former couple, both of whose films were scheduled to release on the same day after Mental Hai Kya’s producers moved their film to clash with Roshan’s citing a “business decision.” The business decision threatened to bring the feud off the internet and into the box office.

The enduring online saga of the pair’s pettiness, assisted at various points by friends, family members and fans, dates back to at least January 2016, when Ranaut referred to a “silly ex” in a series of interviews. Although she did not mention Roshan by name, the fuses had been lit, and the spat has simmered on social media for over three years now.

For this latest chapter, Roshan took to Twitter with a lengthy post explaining that he was postponing the film’s release "in order to save myself from the personal trauma and toxic mental violence this would cause."

The statement in full reads:

“So as to not allow my film to be desecrated by yet another media circus, I have decided to shift the release of my film Super 30 in order to save myself from the personal trauma and toxic mental violence this would cause.

Despite the film being ready, I have requested my producers to shift and announce the next suitable date as soon as possible.

Over the past few years, to my utter dismay, I have been witness to a lot of us cheering and encouraging what was/is an open and blatant case of harassment.

I must even now, wait patiently and silently for the collective consciousness of society to take cognisance of such matters in order to maintain our faith in civility of our society.

This unrelenting helplessness must end.”

Published: May 9, 2019 06:54 PM

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