Union Minister Piyush Goyal Accuses (Late) Vilasrao Deshmukh; Riteish Stands Up For His Father

Union Minister Piyush Goyal on Sunday, referring to the 26/11 Mumbai attacks, targeted then Maharashtra CM (Late) Vilasrao Deshmukh by saying that he was only concerned about getting his son a film even as the city was under attack. Riteish has reacted on these allegations

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Union Minister Piyush Goyal Accuses (Late) Vilasrao Deshmukh; Riteish Stands Up For His Father
As the Lok Sabha polls are nearing an end, the wars of words between politicians continue to happen on a growing basis. On Sunday, recalling the ghastly 26/11 terror attack that rocked the city, Union Minister Piyush Goyal accused the then Maharashtra Chief Minister (Late) Vilasrao Deshmukh of trying to get a role for his son in films, leaving aside the attacks.

"I am from Mumbai. You might remember the 26/11 terror attack. The then Congress government was weak and could not do anything. The then Chief Minister (Vilasrao Deshmukh) had brought a film producer outside Oberoi Hotel while shooting and bombing was going on inside. CM was concerned about getting his child a film role," Goyal said while addressing business community on Sunday.

Now, the late CM’s actor-son Riteish has stood up in support of his father and taken to social media to express his thoughts on the same. Riteish writes, “Honourable Minister, It is true that I had visited the Taj/Oberoi Hotel 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 yrs ago- He would have replied to you. My best wishes with your campaign Sir.
Love & Regards,
Riteish Vilasrao Deshmukh”

Meanwhile, on the work front, Riteish will be seen in the comic-caper Housefull 4 that also stars Akshay Kumar, Bobby Deol, Kriti Sanon, Kriti Kharbanda and Pooja Hegde. Then, he also has Marjaavan with Sidharth Malhotra, Tara Sutaria and Rakul Preet Singh.

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