IIFA 2015: Diaries

Published On: 2015-07-22

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IIFA 2015 Diaries

Source: PTI, TOI and Deccan Chronicle

My father's journey inspires me: Hrithik Roshan

Bollywood heartthrob Hrithik Roshan says his father, filmmaker Rakesh Roshan's struggles and success in the film industry is a source of inspiration, which helps him get through difficult times.

Hrithik, 41, who suffered personal setbacks in the last two years including a brain surgery and his divorce from wife Sussanne Khan, called his actor-turned-director father "an amazing human being".

"My father's journey will always inspire me till I die.. his will to bear the extreme conditions of shooting to facing tragedies like having no hope. He has an incredible journey," Hrithik told reporters on the sidelines of IIFA 2015 here.

The "Krrish 3" star on Saturday re-launched his sister Sunaina Roshan's debut book "To Dad with Love" in Kuala Lumpur. Hrithik has penned the foreword and he said his sister decided to write the book as their father is "less expressive".

"My father believes in the saying that 'men don't cry'. My father has been different. He can't express his love. But my sister decided to write about him after 25 years to change it by expressing love for him. She did a lot of research," he said.

During the event, Hrithik also spoke with Sunaina, who is in India, via video chat.

"Thank you so much to all the people for being here. I really love my brother a little more now," Sunaina said over phone.


I took up dance because of Hrithik: Tiger Shroff

'Heropanti' actor Tiger Shroff has credited Bollywood superstar Hrithik Roshan for "inspiring" him to take up dancing.

Tiger, 25, who proved his mettle as a dancing star with his debut film, matched steps with Hrithik while accepting the best debut actor gong from him at the IIFA 2015 awards here.

The duo shook a leg on the song "Mere Naal Tu Whistle Baja" from 'Heropanti'.

"It's a great honour to receive the award from Hrithik. He is my inspiration behind taking up dance," said Tiger, who was accompanied by his father Jackie and mother Ayesha.

He thanked his 58-year-old actor father for mentoring him.

"I especially thank my father for mentoring me. I also like to convey my special regards to my director Sabbir khan and Sajid Nadiadwala," he said.

Hrithik hosts the IIFA after party

The most happening event at the start of this week was Hrithik Roshan's party at a foreign destination. The light-eyed superstar is said to have thrown the mother of all parties. Joining him were Arjun Kapoor and Sonakshi Sinha, Deepika Padukone and Ranveer Singh, Ayushmann Khurrana and Vivek Oberoi, among many others.

Like at all parties, the drinks flowed, the spirits soared and there was also a lot of singing and dancing. Sonakshi sang away with the host till the wee hours of the morning. After breakfast was served around 10 am the next day , the guests slowly dispersed.