New Delhi: 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," Mr Roshan said in a statement released this evening. He requested the media to respect his privacy. (Read full statement)
Mr Roshan underwent brain surgery earlier this year due to recurring headaches. He is reportedly undergoing more check-ups in the US and is expected to return to India on December 18.
The news comes just days ahead of their 13th marriage anniversary. Mr Roshan married Sussanne, the daughter of Bollywood actor Sanjay Khan, on December 20, 2000. They have two young sons.
Hrithik has starred in blockbuster hits like Kaho Naa... Pyaar Hai and Koi Mil Gaya, which was directed by his father, former actor Rakesh Roshan.