Sussane and Hrithik RoshanAlthough Sussanne Roshan confirmed his presence at the opening of her store, sources swear he will be absent on her big day.

Recently in an interview to After Hrs, Sussanne Roshan spoke about her husband Hrithik in glowing terms and said he would be present at the launch of her  luxury concept boutique Bandra 190. The date was announced as December 11, but there has been a change of plans. Hrithik said he would not be available on the date so she and her girlfriends (Maheep Kapoor and Seema Khan) suggested postponing the launch but he told them to go ahead as he could not promise them his attendance.

On Saturday, Roshan Jr took off for a holiday, leaving them hanging and looking for star power to up the ante of the launch. It is learnt that Seema has asked her brother-in-law Salman Khan to do the honours. This development  is interesting given Hrithik and Salman’s history.

A source tells us, “There have been reports of Hrithik going abroad for brain surgery as the first one failed to help him. But his father Rakesh Roshan maintains that he is with (unnamed) friends. He will return only on December 16, thus conveniently avoiding Sussanne’s launch. With mounting pressure from the investors, Seema requested Salman and though he has agreed to come, he is working it out as he is shooting on the outskirts of the city for Kick.”

Meanwhile, everyone around Hrithik is trying to convince him to be present on Sussanne’s special day. And they are hoping he will agree, which is also why they have not yet announced the revised launch date yet. The Roshans have been living separately for over two months now. Although they meet and talk, Sussanne was missing from Krrish3 events — like the launch of merchandise of the film, which was designed by her sister, Farah Khan Ali. Hrithik was also upset when for Rakesh Roshan’s birthday a few months ago Sussanne walked in and left with her family, thereby giving rise to speculation about trouble in their marriage.