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'Everyone Can See the Irony': Sunaina’s Boyfriend Ruhail Amin on Roshan Family Not Having Problems with Hrithik and Sussanne

'Everyone Can See the Irony': Sunaina’s Boyfriend Ruhail Amin on Roshan Family Not Having Problems with Hrithik and Sussanne

When asked why is there a problem now even though Hrithik Roshan was married to Suzanne, a Muslim, Ruhail said, "Everyone can see the irony here".

Ruhail Amin’s name hit the headlines when his alleged girlfriend Sunaina, Hrithik Roshan’s sister, said that her family is not accepting him because he is 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," Ruhail told News18 in an interview.

Earlier, Sunaina had claimed that she is "living in hell" and her family is making her life unbearable. In an interview with an entertainment website, she revealed that she has asked Kangana Ranaut and Rangoli Chandel to help her in her fight for justice.

"This is unfortunate," Ruhail said, commenting about the 'love jihad' angle his love story with Sunaina has taken in the family. "Labeling someone extremist just because he/she belongs to a certain religion is simply outrageous and needs to be condemned in strongest words," he added.

Sunaina and Ruhail first met when he used to cover entertainment for Times Now. "We lost touch and reconnected through social media," he said.

Ruhail said that while he has spoken to Sunaina's parents once, they were not happy about it. "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.

In an interview earlier, Sunaina had said that she fell in love with journalist Ruhail Amin last year. However, her father Rakesh Roshan, she said, slapped her and called Ruhail a 'terrorist'.

"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," Ruhail told News18.

The journalist said that he has been in touch with Sunaina. "She wants to restart her life on a positive note and wants her family to support her decisions," he said, talking about what lies in the future ahead.

When asked why is there a problem now even though Hrithik Roshan was married to Suzanne, a Muslim, Ruhail said, "Everyone can see the irony here".

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Marya Shakil Marya Shakil is an award-winning Journalist with over 12 years of experience. Her show on the Muslims yearning to be part of the mainstream earned her the prestigious Ramnath Goenka Award in Politics and Government category in 2012. She also received the award in the same category for the Lok Sabha election coverage of 2014. Marya is Political Editor, Senior Anchor with CNN-News18 who works as part of the National Bureau team. She regularly anchors, reports and produces her show – Reporters Project. As a reporter who covers politics and ministries of Union of India, Marya reported during the General Elections of 2009, 2014 and the state assembly elections of Bihar, Uttar Pradesh, Delhi, Haryana and Jharkhand etc. She joined CNN-News18 (A Time Warner & Network 18 Service) immediately after completing her Masters in Mass Communication from Jamia Millia’s AJK Mass Communication Research Centre in 2005. She was also awarded a research fellowship with SARAI-Centre for the Study of Developing Societies in 2004. She also won the prestigious Chevening South Asia Journalism Fellowship in 2016. Was the first tv journalist to report on the night of the clampdown of Baba Ramdev’s agitation at the Ramlila Maidan. Human interest stories and shows as commentaries on society are her forte, in which Marya has given successfully contributed some of the best stories to the channel/ She often takes workshops in media institutes in India. She enjoys interacting with aspiring students of mass communication and journalism. Travelling in the Hindi-heartland and learning from people is what she likes most.
first published:June 24, 2019, 17:04 IST