"If you read the statement, Hrithik has requested his privacy to be respected and that is exactly what we should do. We should respect that privacy and give them strength during this trying time.
"I really feel that it will be wonderful if the media backs off and let them do what they wish to. It is very nice that he has issued a statement, his request for privacy should be respected. I will do so and so should you all," Abhishek told PTI.
Abhishek's reaction comes after Hrithik issued a statement recently about his split from his wife Sussanne.
The couple married in December 2000 and has two children named Hrehaan and Hridhaan.