Bollywood's answer to Brad Pitt

Published On: 2012-05-21

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Bollywood's answer to Brad Pitt

West End boy? Hrithik Roshan 
Source: Ushma Mistry

A BOLLYWOOD heartthrob will be wowing west London crowds during a whistle-stop tour of the UK.

Hrithik Roshan, 30, one of the biggest stars of Indian cinema, will be performing in front of thousands of screaming fans at Wembley Arena this Sunday 11th April as part of 40-date world tour called Breathless.

He will be performing alongside Aishwarya Rai, a former Miss World, and other Bollywood screen idols such as Fardeen Khan and Lara Dutta and he is really looking forward to it.

He told the Times: "My last heartthrobs concert was in 2001. This new show is three years later so a lot of things have changed. There are new songs and the approach is a little different, let's hope it is something the people will enjoy."

The son of former Bollywood actor Rakesh Roshan, Hrithik is the third generation of a film-industry family he has a music composer uncle and his grandfathers were filmmakers.

He made his debut in his father's film Kaho Na Pyaar Hai after assisting him on film sets for five years and is now one of Bellwood’s most sought-after screen idols. The Bollywood stars are playing three dates in the UK over the Easter weekend including Manchester and Birmingham and are hoping the Breathless show will be something the crowds will enjoy.

Hrithik added: "I'm just hoping it's a good show and that they have a good time. We are doing our best. We are really exhausted, we have all been rehearsing for four hours a day. I'm just hoping they have a good time. I'm going to do my best to give them a good show."

With Bollywood hysteria sweeping the UK Hrithik believes the popularity of Indian cinema is due to the films being a success.

He said: "The British should embrace Bollywood because it's good. I like them for that."

The hit musical Bombay Dreams is due to embark on a tour and performing on stage in the West End is something Hrithik may consider. He said: "Of course I'd like to perform in the West End, why not? But it should be something that excites me."

Many of Hrithik's starring roles have all been in Bollywood films, some of which have been shot at various locations across the UK but he is yet to appear in a British-made film unlike his show co-star Aishwarya Rai who will be appearing in Bride and Prejudice by the producer of Bend It Like Beckham Gurinder Chadha.

Hrithik would like to be considered for a British-made film if the part is right. He said: "I believe films are for entertainment, it doesn't matter what language they are in and which country. I am an actor, I don't mind doing any kind of film, anywhere."

Hrithik's next major movie role is in Lakshya by director Farhan Akhtar in which he has been forced to shave his hair to get into the role of an Indian soldier.

The Breathless show is on at Wembley Arena this Sunday.