Hrithik Roshan: ‘I Have Always Tried Experimenting With the Characters I Play’
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Hrithik Roshan: ‘I Have Always Tried Experimenting With the Characters I Play’

Hrithik Roshan has completed 19 years in Bollywood. The actor shared his ideas on failure, choosing scripts and experimenting with characters.

Bollywood actor Hrithik Roshan made his debut in the industry 19 years ago with the blockbuster film Kaho Na...Pyaar Hai. Since then he has appeared in a number of hit or critically acclaimed films -- like Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham, Koi Mil Gaya, Krrish, Dhoom 2, Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara and Fiza -- and also in a series of flop projects such as Mohenjo Daro, Kites, Yaadein, Na Tum Jaano Na Hum and various others. The actor has experienced massive success with and received a lot of appreciation for his new film Super 30, based on the life of mathematician Anand Kumar. Speaking about his career in the industry, the 45-year old actor said,

“Today, when I look back, it feels like I have come a long way. There have been successes and there have been failures but most important are the lessons I learnt from my failures. My failures have made me who I am today and now my choices come from a place of having learnt from those failures.”

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Speaking on his choice of films, he said he looks for “entertaining scripts” in any genre and did not do Super 30 because of its social message on education for all. “I did it because it’s a great script. My father always says that if you want to give a message to the society, you make a documentary, don’t make films. If you make a film, it has to be entertaining. I am not going to do a film only because it is a biopic on a great man. I am going to do a film if it’s an entertaining script, that’s it! Those are the kind of stories I am looking forward to,” he said.

“I have always tried experimenting with the characters I play,” the Bollywood star added, saying that he has been drawn to different characters, whether its Rohit in Koi Mil Gaya, Rohan in Kaabil, Ethan in Guzaarish or Anand Kumar in Super 30. He further said that box office numbers are important and direct indicators of “people watching your film” but he doesn’t choose scripts based on whether they will cross the 100 crore mark or not. “It is important that the film connects with the masses and entertains them. Crossing the 100 crore-mark is only the cherry on top of the cake,” he elaborated. Hrithik will next be seen in action film War, which is scheduled to release in October 2019.

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By Ayesha Hoda
Ayesha Hoda is a senior communications professional and writer, currently based in Dubai, UAE.