Hrithik the prankster

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Hrithik the prankster



Source: TOI 

Date: Aug 27, 2006 



Hrithik Roshan shares a few stories from his childhood days and talks about his dreams and passions in an exclusive interview. I WAS... a well-behaved kid. I was shy and respectful towards teachers and never had the impetus to play a prank in school. Actually the 'good boy' image worked as an intelligent mask under which I used to do all the mischief and still get away with it! Back at home, I was a tiger! I REMEMBER... this particular vacation to Bangkok with my family. I made a call to our room from the hotel lobby. When my mom answered the call, I gave out an emergency evacuation alarm in a very animated, mechanical voice and hung up. Before I knew it, I saw my mother and sister running out in their bathrobes holding passports in their hand! Needless to say, I had a good dose of firing for the next few days. I can be quite mischievous with people I am comfortable with. I FOUND... my comfort zone with friends from the neighbourhood. I used to hang out with them and would love to impress people through my cycling skills. I knew the girls in my neighbourhood had a crush on me, but I was just too shy to say a 'hello' to them. 


My struggle to shed the inhibitions began when I decided to become an actor. I WOULD... want a holiday to be constructive. So on a lazy Sunday I'd wake up, take a long run on the beach and return to indulge in an elaborate breakfast. I am a complete foodie! Afternoons would be spent with friends or in perhaps a movie, followed by a good -work out session in the evening. I'd read and watch the sunset from my terrace. And all this should be filled with great food intermittently! I WISH... to be in this position where people ask me 'what next?' This would imply that you have done very good work and that expectations are rising. If you don't have the guts to explore the unexplored then you cannot leave a mark. I FEAR... losing control. The times when I am slightly confused are the scariest moments. I get desperate to regain my control and balance. I like to read The Power of Now by Eckhart Tolle whenever I feel stressed out. I BELIEVE... all religions teach and preach the same things. There are a small number of people who use religion to better their selfish needs and misguide the innocent. They propagate lies to satisfy their lust for power and money. Such people need strong doses of spiritualism that will help them find a solution and recognise the truth that religion does not divide but unites.