'I love to live my characters'

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‘I love to live my characters 24X7’

Date: January 8, 2006
By: Princy Jain
Source: HT
Courtesy: Sarah

Hrithik Roshan on Krissh, fatherhood and method acting As a director my dad (Rakesh Roshan) paints the painting while I am just a colour on his canvas

His career has ridden a seesaw over the past half decade, but Hrithik Roshan continues to enthrall. Bollywood’s posterboy opens up with HT City.

Here comes the superhero “Our industry has traditionally shied away from experimenting with genres beyond romances and family sagas. But things are changing. Krissh is a challenge — a bold adventure. Sci-fi as a genre has always been deemed as Hollywood material. A hero in a cape and a mask is considered outlandish here. Krissh attempts at creating a superhero character that is Indian at heart. As a sequel to Koi Mil Gaya, Krissh tries to take forward the sci-fi genre. Importantly, it’s not a Hollywood rip-off.

” Krissh vs Rohit “

Krissh in Krissh is the polar opposite of Rohit in Koi Mil Gaya. Rohit was a special person, Krissh is the guy next door — a loner who isn’t aware of his powers or how fantastic he is. His grandmother is his only window to the world. Krissh gets his name because he was born after Rohit prayed to Lord Krishna.

” Method in the moviestar “

When it comes to preparing for a role, nothing comes easy to me — that’s the way I am! For me, a fresh role has to commence from level zero. In that sense, I am a method actor. The approach helps me to evolve both as a person and as an actor. I guess I am a little slow, but I enjoy taking my own time with each film and role. And after every role, I al ways feel that I could have made much more out of what I managed to derive. I have to leave my past work behind to be able to catch up with the next role wholly. And once I take up a new character, it then stays with me 24X7, irrespective of me sleep ing, eating or doing anything else.

” Papa knows best “

It’s the third time I am working with my dad Rakesh Roshan, and nothing has changed. The fact is that both of us give each other a due standing in our respective spheres of work, remains. As a di rector, dad paints the entire painting while I am just a colour on his canvas. He respects my opin ions and I respect his.

”Role of a lifetime “

Being a father in real life is going to be the most exciting of all the roles that I’ve ever played. To me, it’s a mysterious area I’ve never explored — there is no way that I can prepare for this particular role. Fatherhood, I guess, is something that one can learn about only by experiencing it. All of us are very excited. The baby is due in March end.

” Bad man rising “

I play an out and out negative character in Dhoom 2, and that’s special. I hope to make bad look really good on-screen in this one. I have been consciously working on a new look for the film and I hope it adds the right punch to the role. For the rest, janta knows best.”