About Hrithik Roshan

Published On: 2012-05-09

Author: Judi Silva

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Hrithik Roshan

By Judi Silva

Kaho Naa Pyaar Hai... Say it is love... And so began not only the debut film for our Star of the Week, Hrithik Roshan, but the igniting of Hrithikmania.

This six foot green eyed muscular son of film industry's famous Rakesh and Pinky Roshan, had made his mark with this home production. That was just three short years ago. Since then he has completed nine other films including, Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham (2001), Main Prem Ki Deewani Hoon (2003), and soon to be released Koi...Mil Gaya. He's presently filming Lakshya for a release later this year, where he plays an army man. Although his adult film career is still young, Hrithik, a.k.a. Duggu is no stranger to the world of the silver screen. Besides being a child actor for three films in 1980 and one in 1986, he has been assisting his father on many a production. But this overnight stardom was almost cut short after his father had an assassination attempt made on his life. After much deliberating with himself, he decided to forge ahead despite his unsure future.

By looking at this loquacious individual, one would never think he had been a very introverted young man with a stammering problem. Hrithik had his work cut out for him if he was going to make it in the big scheme of things. His took his first step in the right direction by attending not only acting and singing, but dancing and speech classes to boot. His physique started to take shape when his friend Salman Khan took him under his wing and instructed him on bodybuilding and the importance of good nutrition. It became a daily regimen which Hrithik still follows to this day.

What is Hrithik's perspective on life and his career? He gives more than 100% to his career, but tries not to miss out on family time, especially with his beautiful wife Suzanna. As far as the attitude one needs to survive in this occupation, he says, "hard work and talent. Humility is very important in order to stay grounded. What goes up has to come down. I am not going to lose sight of the ground because someday, I will have to be back on it."

As far as challenges go, what is the most difficult for him? He claims it's looking good and yet he makes it look so easy. Just swish a comb through his hair and he's ready to go. He says honestly that it's tough for him, and he actually gets scared about it. Somehow I don't think his fans would agree with that statement.

Dancing too seems to come easy to him. Choreographer Farah Khan even calls him "a dance director's dream." Yet Hrithik argues that saying, "I'm not a great dancer at all. I just work very hard at learning the steps." In fact if you see him at a discotheque, he is very confused as to what steps to do and when to do them.

Besides just "earning his bread and butter," he says he just wants to "live happily ever after, like it is in the movies." Simple pleasures that all of us as humans want too. Hopefully they will come true in his case. In that vain we wish him all the best in everything he does from here on out.