Mumbai, 1 May-2014, Vickey Lalwani: On December 14, 2013, Hrithik and Sussanne announced the end of their 13-year marriage. Yesterday, the couple arrived at the Bombay Family Court in Bandra in separate cars, accompanied by their respective advocates Dipesh Mehta and Mrunalini Deshmukh, at around 10 am and filed for “divorce by mutual consent.”
A senior official at the court (name withheld on request) told Mirror, “The divorce should come through in six months. Since it is by mutual consent, no hiccups are expected.” While Deshmukh remained unavailable for comment, Mehta revealed that the next hearing is on October 31 when the couple would be asked to confirm their decision.
“If they don’t change their minds by then, the divorce will be granted the same day,” she said. Hrithik and Sussanne have two sons, Hridhaan and Hrehaan, who, post the separation, have been living with their mother at her Versova apartment. According to Mehta, Sussanne will have the custody of the kids.
The lawyer, however, remained tightlipped about how much alimony she’d been granted saying, “That’s strictly confidential.” Buzz is, Hrithik tried his best to mend the bridges, but Sussanne was adamant that she wanted to go her separate way. Hrithik made one last-ditch attempt when he turned up for Hrehaan’s birthday at her Versova apartment early this month, but she showed little interest in reconciliation.
But Hrithik refused to give in and in the recent past the actor’s car was often seen parked outside Sussanne’s father Sanjay Khan’s house where he met with Sussanne’s sisters Farah Khan Ali and Simone and discussed the possibility of a patch-up. But just before the actor left for Florida to attend an award function last week, he finally admitted that the marriage was over.
With this another ‘happy’ Bollywood relationship has ended. In 2011, when newspapers were abuzz about Hrithik’s alleged proximity with his Kites co-star Barbara Mori, his wife in an exclusive interview to this newspaper stated that “there is nothing wrong in our marriage”.
But according to sources close to the couple, this was the beginning of the end — and the final nail in the relationship was Sussanne’s alleged friendship with a model-turned-actor. Insiders say Sussanne’s relationship with Hrithik’s parents, Rakesh and Pinky Roshan, has also been troubled and she had long wanted to move out of the family home, Palazzio, in Juhu Scheme.
But her husband was not keen to do so. When he eventually zeroed in on a flat, it was too late. Sussanne had walked out, from not only Palazzio but also his life, four months before the Hrithik’s magnum opus Krrish 3 hit the theatres.
Last heard, Rakesh was telling acquaintances that he was shocked when his daughter-in-law knocked on his door and announced she was leaving and the developments that followed have left him unhappy. Sussanne’s father Sanjay Khan said, “Sorry. I cannot comment on this matter.”
However, the couple’s, err, ex-couple’s friend Chunkey Pandey, said: “I am shocked beyond words. I expected them to reconcile. In fact, I still do.” Hrithik and Sussanne remained unavailable for comment.
(Input Source: Pune Mirror)