On Hits and Flops

Published On: 2012-04-04

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Hrithik Roshan, Actor, On what hits and flops mean to him.


How did you feel before the release of Koi... Mil Gaya?

I had never been so jittery in my life. If something had gone wrong, I would probably have felt heartbroken. I don’t know whether the release of Koi... Mil Gaya was make-or-break time for me. But I know what I am all about. The choice of remaining in the film industry is mine.

The response to Koi... Mil Gaya at the box-office has been positive.

I am on the right track this time. I have lived my dream role in Koi... Mil Gaya. As for talk about the film being inspired by ET or Forrest Gump, the film is an original and as close to ET as any other English with an alien in it.

Would you say that you have silenced your critics?

People called me a one-hit wonder. If that is my destiny, I can’t do much about it. But people shouldn’t be shooting their mouths off. I created history once, I just might do it again.

If you were propelled to superstardom overnight, you were also pulled down with equal vigour.

In all this, I held on to my sanity. I realise that a hit at the box-office doesn’t guarantee recurrent success or otherwise. Today, I look at success as acceptance of my effort on screen. In any case, I can’t be blamed for my films failing at the box-office. It is the film which is either good or bad. Luckily, I have always been appreciated as an actor. And that is quite motivating.

And whom would you consider your best co-star?

I have no personal likes or dislikes. A beautifully written relationship and two good actors make for the best pair.