He was told that light eyes don’t work, that he was too thin, that his voice wasn’t good, that he has little confidence. But the unbeatable Hrithik Roshan shut those big mouths forever, triumphing over all that was being said. Other than the ‘supposedly lucky’ extra thumb that he carries on his right hand, there are many more reasons that make the actor distinct from rest of the hunks of B-town.
We saw the star kid Hrithik really coming into his own, when he did those mighty leaps across the silver screen in ‘Krrish’, and when he got the youth swinging to his kick-ass dancing in ‘Dhoom Machale’, and when he distanced himself from the warring star studded blog bandwagon, and never shouted from the roof top to assure the positive reception of his macho abs. Perhaps, everything that he has done in the industry so far reflects his invincible spirit.
The awe-inspiring Hrithik, who turns 35 this January, has been a dutiful son, a loving husband, a responsible father, and without doubt, a zealous actor. He started his career as an assistant director to his father in the movies ‘Khudgarz’, ‘Karan–Arjun’ and ‘Koyla’ and today he stands as one of the best in Bollywood. Adored and loved like crazy by female fans, Hrithik has a big male fan following as well.
For the first time, when I saw him dance in ‘Kaho Na Pyaar Hai’, I wondered, ‘How could someone dance so effortlessly?’ His brilliant performance in ‘Koi Mil Gaya’ made me think, ‘How could someone act so real?’ And when I got to watch him in ‘Jodhaa Akbar’, and later in ‘Dhoom 2’, I was too love smitten by his looks to wonder!
Fine, he did not have to struggle like many to get that perfect launch pad, but if you come to think of it, there’s one thing you would agree to - if it would not have been him in ‘Kaho Na Pyaar Hai’, the not so exceptionally different film might have bombed at the Box Office. And had it not been for his exceptional act in ‘Koi Mil Gaya’ or ‘Krissh’, or ‘Dhoom 2’ or Jodhaa Akbar’… the movies might not have done as great (if not have completely gone down the drain).
Not that Duggu hasn’t been a part of some big time flops, but surprisingly there’s something just so strikingly right about him that the audience chooses not to be critical about him. And nonetheless, his performance has always been appreciated by the not so well-taken film critics too. For almost each instance, be it in a film sequence or an ad commercial, Hrithik has been cherished for every on-screen glimpse.
Although by now, a handful must have begun to accuse me of over-justifying an obsession for the actor, but I can’t do a thing to stop myself from mentioning that not anybody ever could have possibly come out as convincing in the role of a superhero as Hrithik did in daddy Rakesh Roshan’s special attempts. His proud father was so right when he once said, that if Hrithik would not have been there, he would not have ever thought of making films like ‘Koi Mil Gaya’ or ‘Krissh’ – films that were somewhat parallel to Hollywood cinema.
He has that star appeal, he has that talent, that style, that confidence, which is proving to be a kind of legitimate relativity that we could find with Hollywood. He truly is the ‘Indian Superman’!
Well, I haven’t really seen him boasting about his abs like others. And very honestly there, since his debut, I have never come across a single person who wants to keep away from Hrithik’s fan list.
Although it won't be any difficult for me to go on showering such laudable adjectives on him, but for now would just put my admiration to rest, hoping that Hrithik’s charm never ever fades away, and his magic keeps up with each year passing by. Here’s wishing Bollywood’s Mr Perfect a very happy birthday!
(The views expressed by the author are personal)