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Riteish Deshmukh hits back at Union Minister Piyush Goyal for attacking his late father

Union minister Piyush Goyal has recently accused late Maharashtra Chief Minister Vilasrao Deshmukh who died in 2012, of only being concerned with getting his son Riteish Deshmukh, a role in a film during the 26/11 Mumbai terror attack.

Riteish Deshmukh hits back at Union Minister Piyush Goyal

“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.

Riteish Deshmukh hits back at Union Minister Piyush Goyal

Now, late CM’s actor-son Riteish hits back at Piyush Goyal and wrote on Twitter, “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

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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.

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