The Roshan clan has been the centre of several controversies in the recent past. From Sunaina Roshan coming forward and accusing her brother Hrithik Roshan and parents Rakesh and Pinky Roshan for not emotionally and financially supporting her to actor Kangana Ranaut taking a dig at the action star on multiple occasions, this year has not been the easiest for them. Hence, the soaring success of Hrithik’s latest release Super 30 was a breath of fresh air. The good thing is the family’s personal troubles have not stopped Rakesh from focusing on his work. Rakesh, whose last directorial venture was Krrish 3 in 2013, is currently scripting Krrish 4.
The superhero-film franchise, which stars Hrithik in the lead, has gone through an interesting progression of events. Speaking about the upcoming installment, Rakesh said, “Nothing is finalised yet, except that my son Hrithik will star in it. I will never direct a film without Hrithik in the lead.”
Further, Rakesh’s friend and fellow veteran actor Rishi Kapoor had recently said in an interview that the former actor never got his due in Bollywood. But Rakesh is happy with everything that has come his way. “I couldn’t have asked for more. As a leading man, I had many hits in the 1970s. Then as a director, I’ve seen many successes, but above all, I have got a fabulous and supportive family. What more do I need?” he stated. Rakesh turned 70 this month but chose to celebrate in a simple manner. “The death of Hrithik’s maternal grandfather J Om Prakash was the reason why Rakeshji’s birthday was celebrated so quietly. Plus, his closest friend Rishi is in America, recovering from an illness. Given the sobering circumstances, Rakesh told Hrithik to put the 70th birthday celebrations on hold until later,” a source concluded.