By hitting out at his son, Shobhaa De has hurt Shekhar Suman very badly. In her column she has lashed out at Adhyayan Suman for speaking about the physical, verbal and emotional abuse he allegedly suffered during his relationship with Kangna Ranaut.
Taking a deep breath Shekhar Suman says, "I've always been an admirer of Shobhaa De's columns. She normally talks so much sense and she's so non-partisan in her comments. What has happened to her now?! She has hit out at my son for speaking out about the trauma that he suffered when he was in the relationship with Kangna Ranaut. Ms De thinks my son is being a cry-baby for talking about how he was physically abused. But I think it takes a man a lot of guts to speak about being pushed around by a woman."
For Shekhar and his wife, watching their only son suffer was unbearable. "We had lost our other son when he was just a child. Watching Adhyayan drown in his relationship it was like losing our other son, our only son. Adhyayan was completely under her spell. He would not hear word against her, no matter what she did to him. He maintained she was loyal and devoted and would not even look at another man, and that she even washed his clothes. When he saw all those messages from Hrithik on her phone he was devastated."
Shekhar says he not only had to suffer his son's humiliation but also his own. "It happened at a get-together in Khar where Kangna misconstrued something I said and began abusing me in Hindi with the choicest maa-bahen gaalis. That was the time when my wife and I felt we had lost our son. Luckily we got him back. But what about all those parents who lose their child when he or she gets into the wrong relationship?"
Shekhar feels being a good human being is far more important than being a good artiste. "Just because you are a National award winner, it doesn't give you the licence to walk all over people and destroy their lives. Success is nothing when compared with the values that make you a good human being."