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Riteish Deshmukh replies to Piyush Goyal's comment

IANS  |  Mumbai 

Riteish Deshmukh, son of former late Vilasrao Deshmukh, on Monday replied to who accused the late of being busy with film producers for his actor-son while the deadly 26/11 terrorist attack took place in the city in 2008.

Riteish took the and tweeted, "Honourable Minister, 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."

The 'Housefull' famed also wrote, "He never ever spoke to a or a 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".

Last week, during an event in Ludhiana, Goyal addressed the business community and said, "You might remember the 26/11 terror attack. The then government was weak and could not do anything. The then (Vilasrao Deshmukh) had brought a outside while shooting and bombing were going on inside."

"The CM was concerned about getting his child a film role," it read.

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First Published: Mon, May 13 2019. 23:12 IST
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