Actor Hrithik Roshan’s interior designer wife, Sussanne Roshan is planning her second store under the brand name, The Charcoal Project, even before the first one completes its first year in February next year. But this time around, the venue will be Delhi.
The mother of two, along with partners Abu Jani and Sandeep Khosla, is currently scouting locations in the capital. The first of The Charcoal Project stores opened this year in February at Veera Desai Road, located at Andheri’s hairpin bend, and occupies two huge floors.
“It’s like looking for a hairpin in a haystack. My first store has become a success. We’ve got decent clientele. The pieces are sourced from various parts of the world and even tailor-made on demand. All this is possible because we have huge space in our store,” says Sussanne, adding that she’s looking for similar-sized space in Delhi as well.
“I’m sure we’ll find it. My second store should be ready around next Diwali or Christmas. I’ll start work on it once my first store turns one.”
For now, the interior designer, who is popular for having done up various star homes in the city, is busy designing a couple of collections for the New Year and the first anniversary of her store. “I can’t tell you the details but I must tell you that my kids, Hrehaan and Hridaan, have become my strongest inspirations. At age three and five, their random discussions and stories help me think out of the box for all my collections,” she beams.
Sussanne was in the capital recently with her kids but sans actor-husband to meet her favourite singer, Lady Gaga who performed at the F1 after-party. “Hrithik wanted to be there but he was nursing his back at home,” she says, adding, “He knows I love Lady Gaga. And it’s not just her songs, I also like her as a person — she’s balanced. She appears weird but is as normal as any other girl her age. My kids dance to her songs.”
In fact, Sussanne is also planning a collection inspired by the international pop icon. “The idea is in place. But it’s going to be my take on her and designing something based on someone’s personality takes a while,” she says. “But there will be a collection on her soon.”