Sunaina and Ruhail Amin first met when he used to work in Times Now as an entertainment reporter. "We lost touch and reconnected through social media," he said.
Hrithik Roshan's sister Sunaina hit headlines after Kangana Ranaut's sister Rangoli Chandel tweeted about how she was treated by the Roshans.
In an interview with Pinkvilla, Sunaina alleged that her family is mistreating her just because she was in love with a Muslim man. She shocked many by saying that she was mistreated by her family and that her father Rakesh Roshan even slapped her. In a series of tweets, Sunaina said that she was "living in hell".
According to Pinkvilla's report last week, Sunaina said, "My father 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."
Sunaina 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." (SIC)
Now, after a week, Ruhail Amin, Sunaina's boyfriend opened-up to News18 about his alleged relationship with her. In the interview, he said that her family didn't accept their relationship because "he is a Muslim".
"This incident has once again exposed the dark underbelly of identity politics at play in today’s liberal times which are totally uncalled for. Labelling someone extremist just because he/she belongs to a certain religion is simply outrageous and needs to be condemned in strongest words," Ruhail told News 18.
Ruhail also narrated how they met. "We met first when I used to cover entertainment for Times Now. We reconnected through social media. Sunaina wants to restart her life on a positive note and wants her family to support her decisions," News 18 quoted Ruhail.
Sunaina's boyfriend also commented on Bollywood star Hrithik's union with Sussanne Khan in 2000. "Everyone can see the irony here," Ruhail was quoted as saying.
Last Updated 3:57 PM IST