Union Minister Piyush Goyal on Sunday alleged that the former Chief Minister of Maharashtra, Vilasrao Deshmukh was only concerned about getting his son, Riteish Deshmukh a role in a Bollywood movie while Mumbai was burning during the 26/11 terror attacks. Now, the late CM’s actor son, Riteish Deshmukh has responded to Goyal.
In a Twitter post naming no one in particular, Riteish wrote:
It is true that I had visited the Taj/Oberoi but untrue that I was there while the ‘Shooting and Bombing’ was happening as you claimed.
It is true that I had accompanied my father but untrue that he was trying to get me a role in a film. He never ever spoke to a director or a producer to cast me in film & 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 & regards,
Riteish Vilasrao Deshmukh
Vilasrao Deshmukh passed away on August 14, 2012 due to multiple organ failure at Global Hospital, Chennai.
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