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Marriage is a consequence, not a plan, says Bollywood actor Hrithik Roshan

Sneha Mahadevan |

Hrithik Roshan’s last release Kaabil fared well at the box office and Hrithik, understandably, is on cloud nine. Even as he was doing the promotional rounds for his films, he was spotted spending time with friends and ex-wife Sussanne Khan. Is reconciliation on the cards, we ask. Hrithik clears the air that it is not the case. In fact, he is not even thinking about remarriage.

“I am happy and fulfilled. I am surrounded by love, and I am creatively satisfied. I don’t think there is anything I miss right now. Marriage or companionship happens when you find someone special. Also, marriage is a consequence, not a plan. So, you can’t plan to get married,” says Hrithik.

Even as he maintains a cordial equation with Sussane, Hrithik makes sure that his kids — Hrehaan and Hridhaan — remain unaffected, irrespective of the circumstances. He makes it a point to spend quality time with them, and plans lots of vacations and getaways, to ensure they grow up to be well-rounded individuals.

“Every actor is busy, but you need to have your priorities sorted and assign time. I love spending time with my kids and we have been doing this (taking vacations) since they’ve been old enough to travel. Our vacations are hard work. There is no time to laze and sleep in the afternoons. The trips are all about overcoming fears,” says Hrithik.

Hrithik brought in Christmas last year with the kids in the French Alps and thereafter, continued the celebrations in Dubai where he was joined by Sussanne. He recalls the last vacation he took with his kids in Botswana. “They loved that trip because we had to sleep in the middle of the desert with wild animals all around us. That was the scariest and the best trip”, the actor says.

Adventure sports with kids

Besides Botswana, Hrithik recalls other trips where he took his kids to experience other adventure sports. He says, “We have gone skiing, zip-ling through a range forest, spent the night at a desert and several other things. While I took them skiing, it was scary and exhilarating because coming down a slope isn’t an easy thing to do. But along with learning new things, they’ve also learnt to overcome their fears. They wake up early, learn a sport and succeed at it. For us, vacations are all about that.”

Ask him about his recent, very public altercation with Kangana Ranaut and he refuses to dwell on it. Though the controversy died a natural death, Hrithik says he didn’t do much to ‘deal with it’. He says, “I am the person that I always was. Nothing can shake me. I don’t blame, complain or explain. That is the philosophy of my life.”


This piece was first published in Hindustan Times.