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Anupam Kher's son gives up love for work

By: Upala KBR, Mid-Day
Tuesday, September 18, 2007

For the last one year, Anupam and Kirron Kher"s son, Sikandar has been in the news for all the wrong reasons.

From his various link-ups to controversies involving women from his debut film"s crew, his alleged misadventures had become the talk of B-Town.

Today, however, the actor has resolved to steer clear of controversies and completely focus on his budding career.

So much so, that his short-lived romance with horticulturist Anusha Babbar too has gone bust!

No time for love

Sikandar, who will debut in Hansal Mehta"s Woodstock Villa (produced by Sanjay Gupta"s White Feather Films), had been spotted with Anusha at various events and parties in the past year.

Says a friend close to the actor, “After Siku broke up with Gul (Panag) a year ago Anusha (who is also a close friend) and he became involved. They were part of the same group and were quite serious about each other."

However, according to the friend Sikandar and Anusha broke up a few months ago. “Siku is only 24, but he"s stopped partying, switches off his phone by 10 pm and goes to bed. He"s busy with work now and doesn"t have time for a relationship.

Woodstock Villa is complete and now he"s shooting for Atul Pandey"s Summer Of 2007. It"s hard to manage a relationship under such professional strain," says the friend.

Party"s over

It seems Siku"s fun-loving, party-hopping days are well behind him now. Confirms the friend, “Now, he"s consumed with work and everything else is on the backburner. It"s as if Sikandar has suddenly re-discovered acting. Like his mom (Kirron) says, 'Some thing happens to Siku when the camera is switched on"."

Amicable parting

Sources add that the break-up was amicable and mutual. “Sikandar is naturally upset, but he"s got his work to keep him going. He"s never been comfortable talking about his personal life, nor is he a Casanova like he"s been portrayed in the media," says the friend.

When contacted, Sikandar doesn"t deny the break up, but adds, “Honestly, I have nothing to say. I won"t comment on my personal life."

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