TO BE BET­TER’

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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.”

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