Hrithik Times Interview

Published On: 2012-03-26

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Hrithik Roshan



Actor, On his past, present & future in filmdom

How different is Main Prem Ki Diwani Hoon’s Prem from your earlier screen avatars? 

When people see Prem for the first time, they will be taken by surprise — he is loud, full of life and has a very pure conscience. Sounds like every other Prem? While the earlier Prems were subtle, romantic and charming, in Main Prem Ki Diwani Hoon, Prem comes on as being straight-in-the-face. 

All the characters you have portrayed in films — barring your roles in Fiza and Mission Kashmir — have been an extension of Mr Perfect. 

Frankly-speaking, I am sick of using the same five adjectives to describe my reel characters. I have become stuck in the image of being clean, fun and of pure conscience. 

Are your directors to blame for this image?

I don’t think so. When the likes of Subhash Ghai, Karan Johar and Sooraj Barjatya offer an actor a film, he would be stupid to refuse because he has played a similar character in another film. 

How do you cope with the comedown from the dizzy heights of Kaho Na Pyaar Hai? 

I have seen it all. I was supposed to be on top at one point and now, I am finished. All this is part of the game and I have learnt the rules. The fact is that directors still want to work with me and there are enough people in the country and overseas who want to watch my films. I am nowhere close to being finished. 

So, where do you go from here?

I have come to realise that, with each on-screen appearance, I have to give the viewer that something extra. Until now, the audience has probably seen the same Hrithik Roshan in each and every film. From now on, experimenting will make each film more challenging for me.