No more white ants or white lies

Published On: 2013-09-29

Author: Subhash K. Jha

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No more white ants or white lies



Source: Mumbai Mirror 

By Subhash K Jha 

Date: May 02, 2009 



Rakesh Roshan rubbishes rumours of a rift between him and son Hrithik Roshan; his son and daughter-in-law Sussane are out of the Marriott and very much together.


The Roshans have been under the scanner for a while. First, there were murmurs of Hrithik Roshan’s closeness to his Kites co-star Barbara Mori, and then reportedly, his wife Sussane Roshan walked out on him with their two sons and stayed at her parents’ place. Sussane vehemently denied having marital problems and said that she was staying at her parents’ due to an anti-termite treatment at her residence. However, to put an end to the whispers, the couple decided to shift base to the Marriott hotel for a month. Little did they know that the shift of location would further fuel speculations about another rift — this time between father Rakesh Roshan and son Hrithik. Rakesh Roshan, who is aghast at the gossip regarding his family members, quelled the rumours. 


He said, “It started with all these nasty rumours about Hrithik-Sussane and now, like termites, the attack has gone deeper into Hrithik’s relationship with me. Both Hrithik and I know the truth. As long as we’re one family, no one can cause any rift among us. These are baseless rumours. And why should we be answerable to people about what happens in our home? Are we supposed to let people know when there’s renovation work, when new furniture is made and when we buy a new television set? Aren’t these routine happenings? Why should we clear the air when everything is clear in our home?” Trying hard not to sound affected by the loose talk, Rakesh stressed that such rumours were an attempt to malign the Roshans and affect their market credibility. He said, “Our audience, friends and fans know Hrithik and I are inseparable. Our family will always lives under one roof. Nothing can change that. We’re bonded for life. I laugh at such juvenile attempts to make mischief in our lives. Nothing can split my family.” 


Commenting on Hrithik and Sussane coming back home, Rakesh said, “The problem of termites lasted just a few days. As the ceiling had to be changed completely, we decided that their entire room should be renovated. Then a lot of carpentry work began in the house. Now my son and daughter-in-law have moved back into the house. They’re dividing their time between the hotel and the home, depending on when and how the renovation work goes on in their bedroom. Now that Hrithik and Sussane are back home, the matter ends there.”