Indian actor Hrithik Roshan has separated from his wife. The Kaho Naa... Pyaar Hai star married Sussanne Khan in 2000, but the union ran into problems in 2010 when he was romantically linked to Mexican actress Barbara Mori.
The star confirmed the news of the split in a statement on Friday (13Dec13), which read: "Sussanne has decided to separate from me and end our 17 yr (year) relationship. This is a very trying time for the entire family and I request the media and the people to grant us our privacy at this time.
"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."
Roshan and Khan have two young children, Hrehaan and Hridhaan.
Bollywood star Hrithik Roshan has been released from hospital just four days after undergoing brain surgery. The actor developed a blood clot in his brain after hitting his head two months ago while shooting his latest movie Bang Bang, and he went under the knife to have it removed at Hinduja hospital in Mumbai, India on Sunday (07July13).
Roshan has been keeping fans up-to-date with his progress via his Facebook.com page, and on Thursday (11Jul13), doctors ruled he was well enough to leave the facility.
The star was accompanied by his filmmaker father Rakesh Roshan as he departed the hospital and told reporters he felt "fantastic".
Bollywood star Hrithik Roshan is to undergo brain surgery after sustaining an injury on set while filming his latest movie Bang Bang. The actor was admitted to the Hunduja hospital in Mumbai, India on Sunday (07July13) to have an operation to remove a clot which developed after he hit his head while shooting the film, opposite Katrina Kaif, two months ago.
Roshan, 39, alerted fans to his impending surgery with a post on his Facebook.com page which reads, "We all know that we create a life of joy using the power of our mind. I've had the privilege of creating wonders with this amazing gift given to us called the brain.
"Occasionally one must look within and realise its value. It gives us the power to see, hear, touch, smell and taste, it allows us to conquer fear and create courage to do things we never imagined. Maybe it's time for me to feel the power literally.
"I am going to go through brain surgery today and want you to know that I am going in with absolute power to recover fast. My thanks to all of you for using the power of your mind to contribute to my life."
He later added, "Minor brain surgery to remove blood clot (chronic subdural haematoma). Should be rock n rolling by evening! U (you) guys have a great day too! Supersonic!!"