Hrithik announces separation from wife

Staff Writer

Actor Hrithik Roshan and his wife Sussanne have decided to separate.

“Sussanne has decided to separate from me and end our 17-year relationship. This is a very trying time for the entire family,” Roshan said in a statement released this evening. He requested the media to respect his privacy.

“I do not wish this news to disempower my fans and the people about the institution of marriage in any way. I am a firm believer in this institution and respect and honour it at the highest level. I thank my fans for all the concern and prayers for my health. My treatment is going fine. I should be able to resume my life in every way very soon,” he added.

Roshan married Sussanne, the daughter of Bollywood filmmaker Sanjay Khan, in 2000. They have two young sons.

He has starred in blockbuster hits like Kaho Naa Pyaar Hai, Kabhi Khushi Kabhi Gham, Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara and Krrish 3, which was directed/produced by his father, former actor Rakesh Roshan