Hrithik Roshan-Sussanne split: Is the family trying too hard to stop gossip around the couple?

Everyone was shocked when Hrithik and Sussanne announced their separation. Here’s what their family has to say

Only a few days ago, Hrithik Roshan and Sussanne made public statements of their separation. Since then, there have been a lot of speculations and reports about the reason for their split. Several known names were pulled into the sensitive affair. Though Hrithik-Sussanne asked for a lil privacy with regards to their separation, they haven’t got any. Each day, there are more reports and quotes from their family and close friends.

Recently, Farah Khan Ali, Sussanne’s sister took to social media to urge the media to respect Hrithik-Sussanne’s privacy. She posted, “Dear friends, if you consider me one, let me make it loud and clear. I rather not discuss my sister and my brother-in-law. So please keep your concern and caring to yourself and express it to either of them if you should ever interact with them because a separation is not the end of the world. If they are meant to be, they will.” To this, Hrithik’s sister Sunaina replied, “I agree Farah.”

It’s not only Hrithik and Sussane’s sisters asking the media to respect their privacy but also their friends. Preity Zinta, who has shared screen space with Hrithik in Krrish, Koi… Mil Gaya and Mission Kashmir, says, “I have one thing to say to the media with lots of humbleness… these are very personal moments for people, and please don’t slander either him (Hrithik Roshan) or her (Sussanne). It is a very personal matter.” She added, “I think you have to give them that space. It is very sad when everybody has their own personal comments.”

Karan Johar, who has not only worked with Hrithik in Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham and Agneepath but has also chatted with Hrithik-Sussanne on his popular show Koffee with Karan, says, “It is too personal to them and, therefore, personal to us. So, I feel very uncomfortable talking about, especially anything too personal to close friends on a national platform.”

While there are several B-townies asking for Hrithik-Sussanne’s privacy, there are others who hope that they resolve their issues. Anil Kapoor says, “Hrithik is a family friend. He is like a younger brother to me, even Sussanne. I am very fond of both of them. But I think these are the things that really happen in a relationship. I am very optimistic and hope they get back together.”

Sussanne’s father, Sanjay Khan says, “Like any other normal couple they also have some issues. They both are intelligent and wonderful people. It’s just that they need space. Of course this is not a closure. They respect each other. To resolve issues, may be this is what they thought was good.”

Well, we do respect Hrithik-Sussanne’s decision and hope the best for both of them. But doesn’t it look like their family and friends are trying too hard to stop gossip? In fact, by giving quotes and posting on social networking sites, be it well-wishes or whatever, we wonder how Hrithik-Sussanne’s family and friends are respecting the couple’s privacy!