‘I WOULD NOT WANT MY KIDS TO BE AF­FECTED’

... says ac­tor Hrithik Roshan, who does not want the neg­a­tiv­ity around the world to scare his sons — Hre­haan and Hrid­haan

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Hav­ing suc­cess­fully bat­tled his strug­gle with stut­ter­ing, ac­tor Hrithik Roshan (left) says he wants his two sons—Hre­haan and Hrid­haan—to be not af­fected by fear but to muster strength and over­come the odds.

The 41-year-old star, who will soon be seen as a host on the small screen, said the idea be­hind the se­ries is to put forth the achieve­ments of peo­ple who over­came dif­fi­cul­ties to be­come he­roes.

“When we see news­pa­pers or news chan­nels, the fo­cus is on hor­ror, neg­a­tiv­ity. I would not want my kids and the youth to be moulded by fear ... the idea is to show achieve­ments of peo­ple. One should evoke hope in peo­ple’s heart,” he said at the show’s launch.

Hrithik has spo­ken about over­com­ing his prob­lem of speech dis­or­der, stut­ter­ing, dur­ing his grow­ing up years through in­tense voice ex­er­cises and willpower and he be­lieves that ev­ery­one can fight their de­mons if they gather the courage to do so.

“Ev­ery­body wants to be a hero. I, too, man­aged to be­come a hero. To be a true hero is some­thing else. Hu­man be­ings sur­vive all odds. We all have that in­ner strength. There are times when we are lost and con­fused ... we fail but we all have abil­ity to rise and de­feat,” Hrithik said.

Talk­ing about the show, he says, “It is not just a tele­vi­sion show. We have out­stand­ing he­roes on the show. Their sto­ries are heart-wrench­ing, they are incredible hu­man be­ings. I feel proud to be as­so­ci­ated with the show.”

The ac­tor was last seen in Bang Bang! (2014) along­side ac­tor Ka­t­rina Kaif.

The Agneepath (2012) star said he con­nected with the show’s “mo­ti­va­tional” theme and agreed to come on board in­stantly.

When asked about other shows with sim­i­lar con­cepts, Hrithik said it is good to have such shows on the small screen as they spread aware­ness and are not some­thing to be seen as com­pe­ti­tion.

When we see news­pa­pers or news chan­nels, the fo­cus is on hor­ror. I would not want my kids and the youth to be moulded by fear. One should evoke hope in peo­ple

Hrithik Roshan, ac­tor

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