It would be an honour to work with Rajni Sir again : Hrithik Roshan

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Author: Taniya Talukdar

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Bollywood can take a leaf or two out of south cinema : Hrithik Roshan



Source: TNN 

Date: Oct 9, 2013 

By: Taniya Talukdar 



He may be playing a superhero in his upcoming film, Krrish 3, hopping from building to building and vanquishing evil. But during his recent visit to Bangalore to promote the film, Hrithik Roshan was rather calm. He was, after all, in the city with which he shares a personal relationship. "I have spent a lot of family time here. My in-laws are closely associated with Bangalore and I always receive a warm welcome here. In fact, the people are very warm and they made me feel so good that I thought I could fly." His association with the city apart, Hrithik also has a few thoughts about the south film industry. "I have watched portions of some south films. They have such technical finesse that we could take a leaf or two out of it," he says. But would he do a south remake, given that it is the flavour of Bollywood now? "That is always on the cards," he says. Ask him if there are any favourites down south with whom he would like to work and Hrithik says, "There are so many. But I do want to work with Rajini sir. I've worked in a film with him years ago as a child artist. It would be an honour if I could work with him now. I have great respect for Rajini sir. He's like a mentor. He's taught me a lot just by example. He's a real-life hero and is like a father figure to me." In fact, the actor's father, Rakesh Roshan, and Rajinikanth are friends, who have kept in touch over the years. While on the topic of his dad, Hrithik talks about the admiration he has for him. "My father is the flag bearer of Indian cinema. I wonder what our film industry would be like if he wasn't there — there would be no aliens and no Krissh, a franchise that has survived a decade. While even Hollywood is known to reinvent its superheroes, we have survived without doing that."