Suzanne Roshan: I still believe in love
Wednesday night saw the Mumbai glitterati descend on a tony Bandra enclave to witness a newly single Sussanne Roshan’s first public outing since her split from Hrithik Roshan. The occasion was the launch of her new store, a collaboration with two other Bollywood wives Maheep Kapoor and Seema Khan.
The interior designer looked waiflike in a red dress, but far from downcast as she posed with her business partners, who arrived at the venue much before her.
She took for a tour of the store, which is spread over six floors and topped with an open air bar. “This is the first time I’m having a proper look, it feels like giving birth to another child,” Sussanne told TOI.
She insisted on using the stairs as she mingled with the guests while going over the details, including the music, which she insisted be changed. Clearly she is focused on work, post the split.
“Every family goes through ups and downs. It’s part of life. But I’m glad to have my girls around. I’m going to focus on the store for now. I still believe in love and the good in the world. I have a feeling that happy things are in store for me in the future. With time, one has to move on in life,” said Sussanne.
And the kids? “They are dying to see the store. I couldn’t get them today. But they’ll be here tomorrow morning,” she said.
Shilpa Shetty and Lara Dutta were the first guests to arrive. Salman Khan’s arrival caused a pandemonium as he walked in with Sohail Khan and his two nephews to support his sister-in-law Seema. Arbaaz Khan and wife Mallaika too represented the Khan khandaan.
Shah Rukh Khan’s entry seemed timed to avoid the other Khan as he arrived with wife Gauri, a close friend of Sussanne. Arjun Rampal and Mehr Jessia were there too and so were Karan Johar, Sridevi, Ritesh Deshmukh and Genelia D’Souza.