Filmmaker and Hrithik Roshan's father referring to the controversy involving his son and actress Kangana Ranaut recently said that if Hrithik chose to come out with the truth, it would shock everyone. Kangana Ranaut broke her silence on this comment and said, "“I want to know why Indian men can’t stand for themselves. He is 43 years old. Why does his father always have to come to his rescue? For how long will he keep hiding behind his big, influential father’s name? He is an adult and can pretty much handle his own controversies in show business”. Rakesh chose to react to Kangana’s statement, “I am still a working father and I proudly play an active part in my son’s life. And for those who find that unacceptable, let me say that for parents, children, whether 43 or 83 years old are still children.” He also said, "Hrithik has not gone through any hard times.Ups and downs are a part of every person’s life. Whatever he is doing, he is doing with a smile."