Sussanne Khan, successful entrepreneur and estranged wife of Bollywood star Hrithik Roshan, on Wednesday denied reports that she is set to wed again. She says the gossip "hurts" as "families and human feelings" are involved.
Sussanne, an interior designer by profession, decided to issue a statement in the light of media reports around her rumoured wedding to "one of Hrithik's close friends". Several reports pointed at actor Arjun Rampal, who was reportedly a key reason behind the Hrithik-Sussanne split.
Just earlier this week, it was reported that Sussanne and Arjun were spotted at a coffee shop here.
In her clarification, Sussanne said: "Persistent speculation in the media has made me realise that idle Bollywood gossip mongers, who are influential, are insistent on spreading rumours and lies about me."
"Stories are fabricated on upcoming weddings and meetings in coffee shops. It is irresponsible press if incorrect stories are published. There are families and human feelings involved and it hurts people when false gossip is passed off as true. I am a single working mother and take tremendous pride in the way I live."
A mother of two -- Hrehaan and Hridhaan -- Sussanne is the daughter of veteran actor Sanjay Khan and Zarine Khan.
Her wedding to Hrithik was considered what fairytales are made of. They dated for four years before tying the knot in 2000, following the success of the actor's debut film "Kaho Naa... Pyaar Hai". They called it quits in December 2013, just a few days before their 13th marriage anniversary.
Earlier, Sussanne had spoken out against reports that Arjun was a reason behind her split with Hrithik, and had said that nobody was to be blamed.
"There is no reason. Sometimes you have to do this because of a situation," she had stated at an event.