The Sunaina Roshan controversy is getting murkier by the day. Last week, the daughter to the Roshan family alleged that she was beaten up and her boyfriend was called a 'terrorist' because they were unhappy with his religion. And now, Sunaina's boyfrined Ruhail Amin has broke his silence on the matter and come out with explosive revelations. In an interview to News 18, Ruhail said, "This incident has once again exposed the dark underbelly of identity politics at play in today’s liberal times which are totally uncalled for."
He pointed out that intolerance over someone's faith is not acceptable."This is unfortunate. Labeling someone extremist just because they belong to a certain religion is simply outrageous and needs to be condemned in strongest words." added Ruhail.
Strongly condeming the idea of identifying terrorism with one particular religion, Ruhail said, "Calling someone a terrorist just because of his identity is unacceptable. Religions and geographies should not become the cornerstones of defining extremism; we need to move beyond that mindset. Most importantly, we need to stand up against ignorant viewpoints, whoever has them."
Sunaina had earlier tweeted that she "was living in hell" and that her family was making her life unbearable. She also said that Kangana Ranaut and her sister Rangoli Chandel were trying to help her get justice.
Sunaina and Ruhail met when he was covering entertainment for a news channel. "We lost touch and reconnected through social media," he said. The couple, however, in touch now. "She wants to restart her life on a positive note and wants her family to support her decisions," he said.
Ruhail said that Sunaina's parents, Rakesh and Pinky Roshan, were not happy with their bond. "They did not approve of our friendship," he said. "I also got to know that her parents put a security ring around her post our friendship, and when she told me about it my first reaction was of disbelief and later a good laugh," he said.
Asked why there is a problem now, considering Hrithik Roshan was married to Sussanne Khan, Ruhail said, "Everyone can see the irony here."
Sunaina had alleged that her father Rakesh had slapped her and called Ruhail a "terrorist".
In an interview to a portal, Sunaina revealed she met Ruhail last year. "I was in love with a Muslim guy, my father slapped me and told me that the guy I loved was a terrorist, which Ruhail isn’t. If he was one, would he go scot-free and work in the media? Wouldn’t he have been behind bars? I met Ruhail through Facebook last year but I hadn’t saved his number as I didn’t want my parents to know. I shifted out of Palazzo apartments in Juhu, where my parents stay and started living in a hotel apartment but came back to my parent’s home last week. I got in touch with him through his office."
She added, I didn’t want to talk about this but I want them to accept Ruhail right now because they are making my life hell and I cannot tolerate it They don’t want me to meet him. I don’t know about marriage but right now I want to be with Ruhail. Just because he is Muslim, they cannot accept him."
Kangana Ranaut's sister Rangoli Chandel too has commented on Sunaina's claims. "Her family is full of criminals so Kangana wants to make sure they don’t harm her and take care of her" Rangoli tweeted last week. She even affirmed that they are indeed capable of causing Sunaina bigger harm and that she has tried to reach out to Kangana time and again.