Even for those of us living under a rock, the Kangana-Hrithik controversy could not have gone unnoticed. While Kangana Ranaut started it - Hrithik didn't seem like he was in a rush to finish it. Kangana, of course, made sure she spoke her mind and made her stance and views clear - on national television.
Hrithik Roshan may have chosen to stay mum on the subject until recently, other than the occasional tweet, but his silence also gave birth to a host of questions.
Both Kangana and Hrithik have their own share of supporters and "haters", but here's one thing we know for sure - their relationship, or the lack thereof, is not an example to live by.
Here are 4 things we could all learn from the Kangana-Hrithik relationship:
1. Don't wash your dirty laundry in public
The very first time Kangana referred (or didn't!) to Hrithik as her "silly ex" and he reacted by tweeting a response, was where it all began. Safe to say, it was all downhill from there. With legal notices flying and declarations being made on national television, there was hardly any discretion practised in the matter.
Now your issue or mine might not get published on "Page 3", but an issue between you and another person is best sorted only between the two of you. Taking a dispute or disagreement and opening it up to speculation and involving others only makes matters worse. Even if it's only to get another opinion, discussing what should ideally be your personal matter in public can't end well. So pick up the phone or meet if you must and have a discussion. Even if it isn't the best conversation of your life, at least the two of you can try and close the issue in a mature manner.
2. Let the past be in the past?
Digging up chapters that have been closed is quite pointless, as was the case with Kangana and Hrithik. Bringing up issues from a relationship that ended badly, two years after it all happened, didn't prove to be useful at all.
So take note: it might be tempting to take someone who hurt your emotions or upset you down, but it won't end well for you either. Wreaking havoc over issues of the past is just not worth it. If you didn't bring it up then, why bring it up now? Unless someone is actively bothering you and not allowing you to move on with your life, for your sake, let the issue go.
3. Be mindful of the impact your spat can have on your loved ones
In a fight between two people who are or were in a relationship, there's a very rare chance that those close to you don't get affected at all. Whether it's your family, your common friends or in the case of married couples with children, your children - you're not the only ones who are going to bear the brunt of this fight.
Whether it was Kangana's sister Rangoli coming to her constant defence or Hrithik's ex-wife Sussanne Khan being brazen in her support for him - it seemed like the fight was almost as much theirs.
People close to you will get affected in one way or another. So try and keep it as civil as you can. It might get hard, but trying can't harm you!
4. Be careful of the information you share
Yes, even when you're in a relationship. Unless you know for sure that the relationship you're in is headed somewhere and has a solid base, refrain from sharing information about your bank accounts, passwords, different passcodes and PINs and so forth. While it may not be something you think of too much or deeply before you share it with the person you're with, it is important to. People, no matter how well you think you know them, can surprise you.