The Hrithik Roshan and Kangana Ranaut legal battle is on, and there’s some talk about Hrithik commenting on Kangana’s mental health and saying she has Asperger’s Syndrome (he later clarified in his statement that he didn’t say that).
Now, a mother of a 9-year-old boy who suffers from the disease wrote a letter to the editor of Mumbai Mirror:
I am writing to you referring to today’s Mumbai Mirror’s cover page article, Mr. Hrithik Roshan claiming Ms.Kangana Rangavat having Asperger’s Syndrome. Well, the purpose is not to dwell into celebrity lives, however, I have a hitch here, Mr. Roshan talking about Asperger’s Syndrome and specifically the mention of ‘imagining things’.
It saddens to know celebrities holding certain credibility in the mass making statements without any reference points. Kindly note, individuals with Asperger’s Syndrome DO NOT imagine things. It is best to orient oneself by simply reading thoroughly through DSM IV guidelines before making any judgmental statements.
Individuals with Asperger’s Syndrome are cognitively remarkable, they are impaired socially. There is no study or research advocating any delusional or hallucinatory kind of behavior being displayed by them.
As an individual with moral responsibility towards the society should not be craving to use fancy words without investigating the true meaning. Loose talks by neurotypicals question their own mental well-being. Unfortunately, in this uncalled bargain, the layman is affected by a wrong disposition of true facts. Not withholding the impact thereafter, which will have a direct effect on individuals with Asperger’s Syndrome.
I urge Mumbai Mirror firstly to print referenced material and clear all dust around Asperger’s Syndrome. Secondly, Mr. Hrithik Roshan should make a public apology for hurting sentiments of neurologically impaired individuals.
I would appreciate a response on this note.
Proud mother of a 9-year-old son with Asperger’s.