Bollywood is an unpredictable industry; however, actors have to remain the opposite – grounded and dedicated on their velodrome. Acting is an art, and an actor’s job is to create, not stew over the outcomes, as outcomes in the tinsel town change in a jiffy. What separates the ordinary from the extraordinary, the star from the superstar, is the tenacity and commitment,& the ability to rise in like a phoenix from the ashes. Nobody exemplifies this attribute more than Hrithik Roshan.
When Salman, Shahrukh and Aamir reigned supreme over the film industry, it was implausible to break their monopoly, something with Duggu accomplished with his first film, Kaho Na Pyar Hai, produced and directed by father, Rakesh Roshan. Released a week before Phir Bhi Dil Hai Hindustani and a week after Mela, Kaho Na Pyar Hai emerged the biggest box office hit of that year,propelling Hrithik to overnight stardom. In what was termed as “Hrithik Mania” by the media, the actor won Filmfare Best Male Debut and Filmfare Best Actor award in the same year.
Almost written off after delivering a string of flops, Hrithik made a memorable comeback with Koi Mil Gaya in 2003. Despite Lakshya failing at the box office, Hrithik’s performance was widely appreciated. Krrish further cemented his position as a star and, by 2006 the silver screen was set on fire by the suave and sexy villain in Dhoom 2. Ashutosh Gowariker’s magnum opus Jodha Akbar catapulted Hrithik to the list of finest actors in Indian Cinema.
Hrithik is one of the very few Bollywood actors who can dance, fight, romance and act with ease and flawlessness. His finesse and immaculate performances makes it very difficult to decide what is he better at?
The moment Hrithik made his appearance on the celluloid, he stole billions of hearts with his spectacular looks and style. Recently voted as the third Most Handsome Face in the world and the Second Sexiest Asian, Hrithik continues to remain a class apart by adding a whole new dimension to his personality every now and then. Be it experimenting with looks or undergoing exhaustive physical training, the hunk of Bollywood does whatever it takes to get under the skin of the character he essays.
Having been through numerous ups and downs, Hrithik has always managed to fight against all odds with valiance and emerge even tougher. From overcoming scoliosis & stammering problem to sweeping floors and serving tea on the sets; from undergoing a brain surgery to handling his divorce, the actor has maintained calm and dignity through bumps and bruises.
As he turns 43 today, Indian Film History wishes Hrithik Roshan a very happy birthday