New Delhi, May 14: Bollywood actor Riteish Deshmukh has made a counter attack at Union Minister Piyush Goyal, who had claimed his father, former Maharahashtra Chief Minister Vilasrao Deshmukh who died in 2012, was trying to get his son a role in a film during the 26/11 Mumbai terror attack.
In a post on Twitter, without naming the Union Minister, the actor said it was "wrong to accuse someone who is not here to defend himself". "It is true that I had accompanied my father but untrue that he was trying to get me a role in a film," Mr Deshmukh said in his tweet.
"He never ever spoke to a director or a producer to cast me in film & I take pride in that," the actor said in his tweet. The Union Minister, attacking the Congress, on Monday said, "the chief minister at that time (Vilasrao Deshmukh) had brought a film producer outside Oberoi Hotel while shooting and bombing was going on inside. He was concerned about getting his son a role in a movie."
Countering the claim made by the Union Minister, Mr Deshmukh in a tweet said, ' 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.'
Mr Deshmukh said, "a bit late, 7 yrs ago - He (Vilasrao Deshmukh) would have replied to you". "My best wishes with your campaign Sir. Love & Regards," Mr Deshmukh added. (UNI)