Sussanne Khan rubbishes marriage rumours

Superstar Hrithik Roshan’s former wife Sussanne Khan has slammed reports that she is set to tie the knot with actor Arjun Rampal, saying she is a “proud” single mother.

It has been long speculated that the interior designer’s friendship with Arjun, who is married to former model Mehr Jessia, was the cause of her split from Hrithik, 41, in 2013 after 13 years of marriage.

The former couple has two sons Hrehaan, seven and Hridhaan, five.

Recently reports surfaced that Sussanne was set to walk down the aisle with one of Hrithik’s “close friends”.

Just earlier this week, it was reported that Sussanne, 36, and Arjun, 42, were spotted at a coffee shop here.

Rubbishing the rumours, Sussanne said, “Persistent speculation in the media has made me realise that idle Bollywood gossip mongers, who are influential, are insistent on spreading rumours and lies about me. Stories are fabricated on upcoming weddings and meetings in coffee shops.”

“It is irresponsible press if incorrect stories are published. There are families and human feelings involved and it hurts people when false gossip is passed off as true. I am a single working mother and take tremendous pride in the way I live,” she further said in her statement.

Arjun and Mehr, who are parents to two daughters, have been hit by split rumours for sometime now.

The couple, who have been married for 17 years, put up a united front at the Lakme fashion week last month, where they arrived together to attend designer Monisha Jaisingh’s show.