Riteish Deshmukh responds to Piyush Goyal’s remarks against his father

Updated:1 week, 1 day ago IST

New Delhi, May 14 (ANI): Bollywood actor Riteish Deshmukh, the son of late Maharashtra Chief Minister Vilasrao Deshmukh, hit back at Union Minister Piyush Goyal for his remarks claiming that the former CM was only concerned about getting his son a role in a film during the 26/11 Mumbai terror attack in 2008. In a statement on Twitter, without naming Goyal, the 40-year-old actor said that his father "never spoke to a director or producer to cast me in a film." He also said that the minister had every right to "question a CM but it is wrong to accuse someone who is not here to defend himself." Goyal on Sunday referring to 26/11 Mumbai attacks had said that the late Maharashtra CM was only concerned about getting his child a film role even as the city was under 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 had said while addressing the business community on Sunday. On the work front, Deshmukh will be soon seen in ‘Housefull 4’. The film is slated to release on Diwali 2019.

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