Kangana Ranaut and former actor Aditya Pancholi’s affair came to light after the actress accused him of abuse and exploitation.
According to reports, Kangana and Aditya dated when she was a minor, prior to her debut in 2007.
Aditya was then married to veteran actress Zarina Wahab. The couple have a son, Sooraj Pancholi, also an actor.
Taking a fresh dig at Aditya, Kangana, a Twitter newbie took to the microblogging platform and wrote, “I was still a minor my mentor turned tormentor used to spike my drinks and sedate me to prevent me from going to cops, when I became successful and got entry in to the most famous film parties I was exposed to the most shocking and sinister world and drugs, debauchery and mafia.”
While she did not name the actor in her tweet, there’s ample amount of proof it was directed to him.
In 2017, Aditya said, “We were as good as husband and wife. I was actually building a house for both of us on Yari Road. We lived together for three years at a friend’s place. I used to show her a lot of movies. I was building a home for the two of us. Even the phone she was using was mine.”
Kangana on the other hand addressed Aditya as her “mentor turned tormentor” (similar to the above tweet), and asserted that she filed an FIR against him for physically assaulting her.
"It was a very difficult and very harsh time. I was physically abused. I don’t have to go to details. I felt trapped. You feel people might help you. But there are no free lunches. But when you are going you fall for it. This man who was my father’s age hit me hard on my head when I was 17. I started bleeding. I took out my sandal and hit him head hard and he started to bleed too. I lodged an FIR against the man,” said Kangana.
Kangana had also mentioned seeking help from Aditya’s wife Zarina, citing she didn’t pay any heed.
Zarina on the other hand did accept that Ranaut was with her husband for four and a half years, but maintained that “If she found Aditya to be such a bad person why was she with him?”
After the scandalous episode, Zarina accepted Aditya back, because Kangana moved on and began dating Adhyayan Suman.
Aditya also made a statement saying, “Zarina has been my support and strength. In spite of all the pain that I`ve caused her she says she wants to be my wife for seven more lives. All Kangana had to do was tell me she was seeing this boy."
The reason why Kangana may have not mentioned Pancholi in her tweet is because she and her sister Rangoli Chandel had been summoned in 2019 over a defamation suit filed by Aditya and Zarina. Seems like the ‘Queen’ actress is playing it safe on social media.