Hrithik keeps himself in the dark for Kaabil

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Hrithik keeps himself in the dark for 'Kaabil'


Source: TOI
By: Rachana Dubey 
Date: Nov 5, 2016

Looks like Hrithik Roshan is blinded by his desire for perfection. And we aren't surprised because the actor is known to push his limits for every role. For his next film, 'Kaabil', in which he plays a visually-challenged man, the star spent hours interacting with people who have spent their lives in darkness. "When you shut your eyes and start absorbing the world around you, you realise how your other senses are enhanced to another level. Now, if you blindfold me, I can walk around my house in complete darkness. Initially, I'd bump into things, but now, I can find my way smoothly. I know exactly where everything is placed, including the books on the shelves," says Hrithik

All of us are specially-abled: Hrithik Roshan

Source: Hindustan Times
By: Subhash K Jha
Hindustan Times

Actor Hrithik Roshan’s upcoming film Kaabil, will see him portray the role a specially abled person for the third time in his career after Koi Mil Gaya (2003) and Guzaarish (2010). The 42-year-old actor finds it challenging and talks to us about the preparation for his role in the next film. Excerpts from the interview:

What preparations did you make to play visually impaired? 
Half the prep is complete if the script impacts you emotionally. Other than that all one can do is amass as much information and awareness. Which I did by meeting, chatting, discussing with some of my visually impaired friends. They are amazing guys.

This is your second film where you play a specially-abled man?
My third film, actually. If you count my dad’s Koi Mil Gaya and Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s Guzaarish.

Is it difficult to essay such a part?
I feel we all are specially-abled because we all have some defect or handicap and we all strive for normalcy in some form. Which is why I am able to identify with such characters on screen. Portraying such characters is such an amazing way to feel empowered and in doing so empower others to feel that they are capable in spite of their shortcomings

Which was more difficult to portray the blind man in Kaabil or the paraplegic in Guzaarish?
Neither.Both were among my easiest parts because I was equally passionate about both. Difficulty arises only when you have to hunt for the inspiration because the script is lacking it.

Both you and Yami play visually impaired people. Does that limit the interactive space?
Surprisingly, it enhanced our interaction because we both had to focus on each other’s presence as opposed to taking each other’s presence for granted when we look into each other’s eyes. It was magical

How tough was it devising action for a blind man?
Very. But I don’t want to talk about that , maybe once people see the action it would be a better time to talk about how we managed it!