Hrithik Roshan and Kangana Ranaut
Hrithik Roshan and Kangana RanautReuters

Kangana Ranaut and Hrithik Roshan's legal battle has taken a new turn, as the actress is now reportedly willing to opt for an out-of-court settlement. Kangana's lawyer has reportedly asked Hrithik to withdraw his legal notice, and in turn she would follow suit with hers.

"Withdrawal of notice is the best and only option. Deviations and an attempted trial by media as a face-saving tactic, may even worsen the case as it would eventually create interference in the process of delivery of justice and constrain my client to retaliate unnecessarily, [sic]" the Mumbai Mirror quoted Kangana's lawyer Rizwan Siddiqui as saying.

Hrithik had earlier sent a legal notice to Kangana saying he had received at least 1,400 emails from the actress — some of them personal and absurd — and had asked her to make an apology for apparently calling him a "silly ex" in public. On her part, Kangana had fired off a legal notice of her own, saying the "Mohenjo Daro" actor had hacked into her email account to remove conversations that would have affected his divorce proceedings with then wife Sussanne Khan.

However, Kangana's has lawyer now suggested the best solution to the problem is both parties mutually withdrawing the case. "Now such selective response to media reports or deviations by Hrithik Roshan are further worsening the matter, as each time I am unnecessarily constrained to defend my client's interests as well as her name, image and reputation because of some new deviation. This can never be a solution. The only solution is that Hrithik Roshan withdraws his notice and my client shall accordingly then withdraw her reply cum counter notice [sic]," Siddiqui said.

Hrithik and Kangana were reportedly dating each other, but the relationship ended, and the split eventually led to an ugly fight between the two. Kangana first apparently referred Hrithik as a "silly ex", and then Hrithik denied dating anyone, as was being reported.