His foun­da­tion is about be­ing the best ‘you’ can be — in ev­ery way pos­si­ble. And the ac­tor keeps him­self sim­i­larly mo­ti­vated

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My ini­tia­tive is not about mak­ing this world bet­ter or chang­ing it; it’s about chang­ing your­self HRITHIK ROSHAN, AC­TOR

This year started on a great note for Hrithik Roshan, thanks to Kaa­bil hit­ting the bull’s eye at the box of­fice as well as get­ting him crit­i­cal ac­claim. Nowa­days, be­sides “read­ing one script a day” and spend­ing qual­ity time with his sons, the ac­tor has taken out time to shoot for a mo­ti­va­tional video about never giv­ing up. “I’m a stu­dent of life and I’m peren­ni­ally cu­ri­ous,” says Hrithik.

“Kaa­bil re­leas­ing in the 17th year of my ca­reer, and peo­ple ap­pre­ci­at­ing my per­for­mance so much in it gives me a great feel­ing,” he says. “But I strongly be­lieve that it’s also the time to look ahead, to evolve con­sciously and see what the pos­si­bil­i­ties ahead are.” About the scripts he’s read­ing, the ac­tor says that he’s “ex­cited” about some of them. “I’m in­ter­act­ing with creative peo­ple and I must say that I’m en­joy­ing that process.”

Aside from find­ing the next great role, Hrithik is busy with his pub­lic wel­fare foun­da­tion. He and Sal­man Khan are the mar­quee names of Bol­ly­wood en­gaged in such ini­tia­tives. Mus­ing on it, Hrithik says, “Yes, I do feel very strongly about my ini­tia­tive, and I’m sure so does Sal­man. But there’s an es­sen­tial dif­fer­ence. My ini­tia­tive is not about mak­ing this world bet­ter or chang­ing it; it’s about chang­ing your­self. It’s about be­ing the best ‘you’ — phys­i­cally, men­tally and emo­tion­ally.”

That brings us to how he’s do­ing as one of the most el­i­gi­ble bach­e­lors in Bol­ly­wood right now. Hrithik smiles and replies, “Hon­estly, it doesn’t oc­cur to me… there are other bach­e­lors around, who are per­haps more el­i­gi­ble.”

For now, Hrithik is keep­ing him­self mo­ti­vated to re­main at peak fit­ness. “I’ve come close to giv­ing up my fit­ness reg­i­men,” he says, “but some­thing in­side me didn’t let me do that. I be­lieve that all these learn­ings can be shared.”

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