Bollywood actor Riteish Deshmukh, the son of late Maharashtra Chief Minister Vilasrao Deshmukh, hit back at Union Minister Piyush Goyal for his remarks claiming that the former CM was only concerned about getting his son a role in a film during the 26/11 Mumbai terror attack in 2008.
The actor issues a statement on his social media profile. The statement reada, “Honourable Minister, It is true that I had visited the Taj/Oberio Hotel but untrue that I was there while the ‘Shooting and Bombing’ was happening as you claimed. It is true that that I had accompanied my father but untrue that he was trying to get me a role in the film. He never ever spoke to a director or a producer to cast in film and I take pride in that”
“You have every right to question a CM but it is wrong to accuse someone who is not here to defend himself”
“A bit late, 7 years ago – He would have replied to you. My best wishes with your campaign sir. Love and Regards. Riteish Vilasrao Deshmukh” added the actor.
This past Sunday, Piyush Goyal made a statement referring to 26/11 Mumbai attacks, he said that the late Maharashtra CM was only concerned about getting his child a film role even as the city was under attacks. Meanwhile on the work front, after Total Dhamaal, actor Riteish is busy with Marjaavaan and Housefull 4.
Marjaavaan is an upcoming romantic action film directed by Milap Zaveri, also starring Sidharth Malhotra, Tara Sutaria and Rakul Preet Singh in the lead roles. The film is scheduled for release on 2 October 2019.