'Let the world stand united under one flag'

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Hrithik Roshan wants to create an anthem

Source: TOI

Date: August 15, 2011


On the occasion of India's 65th Independence Day, Hrithik Roshan says, "Today we need to stand united, I love my country! Love for anything should not divide, it should always unite us!"


In the same vein, he adds, "I really would want to create and shoot an anthem with all the flags of the world. That film would be played in cinemas across the world before a movie begins and have all the people from various countries stand up for each other's flags as 'One World'. Can you imagine how that would unite us! Can you see the pride in that! How beautiful that would be!"


He revels in the fact that our country is independent and progressive but what bothers him is that we are not free in our minds as individuals and fear judgement by others. Tolerance and compassion towards ourselves and then for others is what can truly free our minds. Ruling out feelings of guilt, anger, ridicule and inferiority, he says, "Today most of us are governed by a different kind of tyranny - of what the society will say."


He stresses, "Freedom is to be free to just be yourself. We must recognise ourselves with all our imperfections, and know that everybody else is just the same. We need to love, live and let live," Hrithik implores.


Sharing his fondest Independence Day memories, he says that those are pretty recent and were with his reality show contestants. "Coming from various castes and creed, these beautiful people performed together for India. And I laughed, cried, danced and even sang, though completely out of tune, but in the true spirit of freedom - I didn't care a damn."