Hrithik is my idol: Jackky Bhagnani

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Hrithik is my idol:Jackky Bhagnani


Source: Times of India 

Date: March 15,2011 


Jackky Bhagnani,who is awaiting his second big release F.A.L.T.U. on April 1, says, "There are no butterflies in my tummy."His composure comes from his idol, none other than the biggest and the best —Hrithik Roshan. With stars in his eyes,the newcomer recounts the sweet story of his inspiration. "I was 14 years old and I weighed 130 kilos when I saw Kaho Na...Pyaar Hai.My life changed when I watched Hrithik on screen. I said to myself, 'This man is amazing.This is an international level of dance. Before HR, no Indian actor has danced like this. It was different from the usual filmi stuff'. And that day, I decided I want to be an actor."


Jackky admits that the next three years of his life were the most difficult, "Since I was so overweight it took me the longest time to come out and tell my father,( Vashu Bhagnani) that I wanted to be an actor." When he turned 18 and his dad asked him to make his career choice—he confessed that he wanted to be an actor. He recalls, "Hrithik and I have the same weight-trainer Satyajit Chaurasia, who tells me that Hrithik's back story had many similarities to my own. I was grossly overweight and he was underweight. No one took him seriously either. Satya says that Hrithik was the geek in his group — he wore braces; was underweight and had a weak back. Yet he became Hrithik Roshan. My whole inspiration was 'if he can do it, why can't I'?'' 


Jackky's quest for stardom started with watching Hrithik's dance moves. He learnt all the supple shoulder and torso movements by continuous practice. "I went for professional dance training to Shiamak Davar only six months before my first film Kal Kisne Dekha rolled." The crowning glory came when at an international awards' night in Macau, Jackky saw his idol before his eyes. "When I heard Hrithik was to be sitting on the first row, I requested him to smile at me when I was performing. I was oblivious to the rest of the people. And I felt I was born again that day when I heard him clap and cheer for me.'