Respect Hrithik-Suzanne’s privacy, Abhishek Bachchan

Abhishek Bachchan who is a close friend of the couple Hrithik Roshan and Suzanne Khan urged the media and people to respect Hrithik Roshan and Suzanne’s privacy during this crucial time and give them strength in this difficult time.

"If you read the statement, Hrithik has requested his privacy to be respected and that is exactly what we should do. We should respect that privacy and give them strength during this trying time.

"I really feel that it will be wonderful if the media backs off and let them do what they wish to. It is very nice that he has issued a statement, his request for privacy should be respected. I will do so and so should you all," Abhishek told PTI.

Abhishek Bachchan’s tweets came just after Hrithik Roshan issued a statement and informed all about his break-up with wife Suzanne Roshan.

A statement issued by the actor confirms, “Sussanne has decided to separate from me and end our 17-year relationship. It 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,” says Hrithik,

Hrithik and Suzanne had a love marriage. It was not yet known the reason of their sepeartion. Hrithik and Suzanne had been married for the last 13 years and have two sons, Hrehaan 7 and Hridhaan 5.

Though break-up, Hrithik still believes in marriage. “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,” says the actor.

However, Hrithik is optimistic about starting life in a new way, “I thank my fans for all the concern and prayers for my health. My treatment is going fine. I should be able to resume my life in every way very soon,” he says.

Like the actor, Suzanne also issued a statement saying, "We are parents to two wonderful kids and our responsibility remains to protect and take care of them. Nothing can change that”.

Suzanne said their separation is based on their "individual choices". "We are two individuals who respect and care for each other and have made our own individual choices," Sussanne said in a statement Saturday.

Like Hrithik, Suzanne too asked media to respect their privacy. She appealed, "appreciate if we are given our privacy in such a time".

"Thank you for your warmth and concern for both of us and the family," she said.