‘MY KIDS HAVE GIVEN KAA­BIL 9.5 ON 10’

Ac­tor Hrithik Roshan says he hasn’t done a film with so much depth in a long time

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Alot has been writ­ten about Hrithik Roshan’s per­sonal life last year. How­ever, the ac­tor’s fo­cus is en­tirely on the re­lease of his next film, Kaa­bil. “Though there is a lot of chaos, there is also ex­cite­ment,” says Hrithik, as he de­scribes his cur­rent state of mind. This isn’t the first time that he is play­ing an in­tense role, (he plays a vis­ually im­paired char­ac­ter) but by his own ad­mis­sion, he thor­oughly en­joys the hard work that goes into pre­par­ing for a role. “I am do­ing a film with so much depth af­ter a very long time, so this feels even more spe­cial. Some films and char­ac­ters stim­u­late your mind to such an ex­tent that you feel dazed. As an ac­tor, you get to live sev­eral lives and I ab­so­lutely en­joy ev­ery bit of be­com­ing the char­ac­ter and then let­ting it go. It is beau­ti­ful,” says the ac­tor.

The ac­tion se­quences in Kaa­bil have also been de­signed keep­ing in mind that the pro­tag­o­nist is vis­ually im­paired. His char­ac­ter has no su­per­pow­ers and does not know mar­tial arts or stunts, so it had to look re­al­is­tic. In fact, the team de­cided against re­hears­ing for the se­quences. “I am an ac­tor and I have no qualms in let­ting go of my im­age – sexy, ma­cho, stylish, et al. If a film or a pho­to­shoot re­quires me to go shirt­less, I will work to­wards that, but that’s not the real me. Sim­i­larly, I can change my ap­pear­ance for a role – put on weight, lose it, any­thing that is re­quired of me,” the 43-year-old ac­tor says talk­ing about the changes he in­cor­po­rated in his body lan­guage for the role.

While Hrithik has been work­ing over­time on his pro­fes­sional com­mit­ments, he hasn’t com­pro­mised on spend­ing qual­ity time with kids, Hre­haan and Hrid­haan. His kids, too, take an equal amount of in­ter­est in their fa­ther’s films. “They rated it a 9.5 on 10 af­ter see­ing the trailer (laughs). They want to watch the film. This will be the first film they’ll be watch­ing with the en­tire fam­ily, so I am sure they’re ex­cited. Bang Bang (2014) is their favourite, but they are also in­ter­ested in Kr­rish (2016). They love giv­ing ideas. In fact, I have asked them to help dad to sketch out the vil­lian’s role in the next part of Kr­rish,” says Hrithik.

Some films and char­ac­ters stim­u­late your mind to such an ex­tent that you feel dazed. I en­joy ev­ery bit of be­com­ing the char­ac­ter

HRITHIK ROSHAN, AC­TOR

PHOTO: DABBOO RATNANI

PHO­TOS: FOHT

A still from Kaa­bil

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