Ever since the news of Hrithik Roshan and Sussanne Khan‘s separation became official, a few stories have been doing the rounds about Arjun Rampal and Mehr Jessia‘s involvement in the break-up. At that time, Arjun released a statement denying the rumours, and had maintained that they’re still friends. Many months after that, Sussanne and Mehr joined forces to speak out against the same rumours of their animosity, saying that they are like family. However, recently, one more story broke about these rumours. According to a piece in TOI, Mehr found out that Arjun and Sussanne’s friendship ran “deeper” and the two spent “quality time” when they went abroad at around the same time. According to the piece, Mehr and Sussanne are no longer friends because of this.
While Hrithik reacted on Twitter without naming anyone, Sussanne took a more direct approach by releasing a statement lashing out at the piece, that appeared in the papers on Monday morning. Here’s what she said:
It is with great disappointment I have read Meena Iyer’s article today, titled, “Is Arjun to blame for the Mehr-Sussanne friendship taking a severe beating.”
This piece is an example of speculation and rumor mongering. Not the slightest effort was made to reach me to ask for my inputs into an article that deals with my life.
Arjun and Mehr are friends and have been for years. To poison a relationship such as this is malicious behavior. I have, with Mehr, earlier stated in the same paper that there is no truth to the claim that Arjun and I are anything more than friends.
I have begun a new phase in my life with hopes and expectations. As I work to establish and grow my work I am fully concentrated on my career. Today, my time and energy is completely consumed by my children and my work. My family, who have been beyond supportive, are now the foundation of my life.
I never was and am not an idle Bollywood wife who has all the time in the world to spread canards and lies that damage relationships and lives.
My heart goes out to Arjun and Mehr who are needlessly being drawn into this. I appeal to all responsible members of the press to look at this in a fair manner.
I have emerged stronger and focused and I pray that better judgment prevails in all those who wish to create a scandal where there is none.
What are your thoughts?