Hrithik Roshan gets candid

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My childhood days were like hell : Hrithik Roshan



Source: The Indian 

Date: August 18, 2009 



Hrithik Roshan aka Duggu is a very shy person when it comes to talking about his personal life. But on the show Tere Mere Beach Main, he revealed his dark side to the host and dost Farah Khan, which was quite shocking. The actor had a stammering problem, and he talked about how he overcame his disability. 



Since when did you discover this stammering problem? 


I was 6-year-old when I discovered that I have started to stammer. I don’t exactly remember what was the fear or the phobia, but it developed. Even today, I feel that there’s no proper definition of why and when this happens, but there is certainly a way out of it. Once I could not speak, but today I have found a way. 



Were you ever teased for this in schools? 


Yes, I was teased a lot for stammering. I use to feel like one of those handicaps, on whom people laughed, but I cannot blame them, as it was funny. I remember during my oral test exams, I use to bunk by giving reasons such as stomach ache or fever, as it was quite horrifying. My childhood days can be termed as hell. 



Was it difficult for your parents to understand you? 


They wanted to help, but didn’t know how. Sometimes you need to have knowledge. It was like after a certain point, I use to hear from my near and dear one that “Why can’t you do it…’ It was more pressurizing, but it’s not their fault. One needs to know how to deal with it, and then things will become easy. 



Do you remember any embarrassing moment during your hard times? 


It was when; I could not even tell that I want to become an actor, as I use to stammer a lot. That was the point when I felt that why doesn’t this ground cracks open and I go inside it. 



How did you manage to over come this disability? 


Basically its all about co-ordination of your jaw moves, lips, and your breath etc. I had to start from scratch, like A to Z. I use to keep repeating these alphabets and make sentences getting all you tongue and pallets in co-ordination. It was like an exercise for me doing it everyday. When I was 15, I realized that things are working with my tongue exercise. Till date, I do practice speech therapy for an hour in the night to get confidence. 



How did you fall in love with Sussanne when you were a shy person during your college days? 


The first time I met her was during the worst stage of the struggle in my life. I remember, once we went to Hotel Leela for a date and I had to order something, but I could not even utter a word. Though Sussanne understood, and she ordered for the both of us. It was the moment I fell for her, as she was the first girl in my life who made me feel comfortable at that point. 



Hrithik had stammering problem; along side he developed back problem and recently knee problem… How did you get the strength to overshadow everything and yet stand tall? 


I believe no experience is life is bad. You have one life, so aren’t you going to do something about it. Due to my back problem, I was bed ridden for a year, but then I realized that I don’t want to live like this and stood up. Life is all about sunrise to sunset, as you have to deal with a new set of problems every day. The one who is able to achieve what he or she thinks will be satisfied at the end of the day. Also, I have recently opened an institute for speech therapy, where I am taking an initiative, and will do my best to help others facing the same problem.






Hrithik: A saviour in disguise



Source: Indiaglitz 

Date: August 17, 2009 



Rare are those people who have good looks and a good heart. And you can put our green-eyed boy Hrithik Roshan in that list. The handsome dude has not only created a place in Bollywood but also in the hearts of people. Here we mean that he has won people’s hearts by involving in several charity works and monetary aids. Now that’s what we call a tough body with soft heart!









Source: DNA India 

By: Chhaya Toshniwal, Prashant Jadhav 

Date: August 17, 2009 



It's shocking to hear that one of the leading stars of Bollywood, Hrithik Roshan who used to stammer from the age of six, still practices speech therapy every day for an hour as he fears he might begin stammering again. A little reluctant to talk about his speech problem, Hrithik opened up to Farah Khan on her chat show, Tere Mere Beach Mein, on Sunday when they shot for their last episode. Farah says, "This is the first time that Hrithik has ever spoken so elaborately about his problem. This time he agreed maybe because of the trust factor...because I'm a friend and he can trust me. I told him and everybody else who came on my show that if there is something that makes them uncomfortable, that they don't want us to air, we will edit it." 


On the chat show, Hrithik revealed that he had a speech problem ever since he was six years old. When he was a teenager, he decided that he wanted to become an actor and decided to work on it. Hrithik says, "I would repeat the alphabets A-Z in all the different forms. I remember once, I had even practiced for 36 hours so, I could tell my cook what I wanted to eat." Hrithik continued, "I was getting the Best Debut Actor for my first movie in Dubai and I wanted to say, 'I love you Dubai' in my speech in the award function. But I couldn't say 'Dubai'. I wanted to practice saying 'Dubai' but for that I had to scream Dubai loudly. I couldn't do that in my hotel room because my voice was being heard outside. I went to the bathroom and yelled 'Dubai' but even then, it could be heard by people outside. Thankfully, there was a big cupboard in the room. I locked myself up in the cupboard and practiced saying 'Dubai.' Finally, at the awards function, I was able to say that with a flow."







Hrithik Roshan gets candid



Source: NDTV

By: Vikram Thapa 

Date: August 17, 2009 



He is the only superstar of the Indian film industry who isn't 40 plus, he is a looker, can dance like a dream, can act too. Hrithik Roshan is every director, producers dream come true but few know that Hrithik had to overcome an acute speech disorder to be where he is today. No wonder he keeps his distance from the media. "I am a very private person," said Hrithik. Now the Jodha Akbar star is out in the open with his closely guarded secret in an attempt to help others like him. "I want to help people and give them hope that one can win," said the actor, who will be seen in his home production Kites. But as is the case these days, celebrities open up to celebrity hosts only, in Hrithik's case it is Farah Khan. "She pampers us, she also gives us some money. Well what can we say such is the power of Farah and the Almighty."