TO BE BETTER’
Actor Hrithik Roshan’s (above) recent release Kaabil opened to a major box office clash with actor Shah Rukh Khan’s Raees. Nonetheless, Kaabil has managed to hold its forte at the ticket windows and has earned nearly Rs 80 crore in a week since its release.
Kaabil is a revenge drama involving a visuallychallenged couple. Hrithik plays a man whose wife (actor Yami Gautam) is raped, and he sets out to seek revenge. The rape scene and the incident’s effect on the victim — who commits suicide — have not gone well with a section of the audience. Defending the film, Hrithik said it’s not negative at all. “This is the depiction of human reality. Sometimes in life, (even) I felt that there is no reason to go on. (You feel) so low and down that you fail to see any prospect of a happy future. Many of us have been through adversities where it seems like ‘This is the end and one can’t go on’. While some of us succumb to it, some of us don’t,” he explains.
“This is the story of a simple, sweet girl who goes through so much, not once, but twice. On the other hand, it’s also the story of a man who fights for justice, love, life, truth, and that’s the bright side. I’ve become very comfortable with adversities because of a few philosophies that I believe in. When you face adversity, god is giving you an opportunity to become a better person, a better character, more informed and educated about your life and the world,” Hrithik says.
The 43-year-old, when asked whether he thinks his film could’ve done better business had it not released alongside the SRK’s film, he says what matters is “not the gold”: “What matters is if you are giving your 100% in the work.”