New Delhi: `Guzaarish` is the first time Hrithik Roshan has teamed up with acclaimed director Sanjay Leela Bhansali and the actor says he was initially sceptical about taking up the film.
"I was sceptical about the role because I was evolved enough as an actor and was apprehensive whether I`d be able to translate his creative genius onscreen. But when Mr Bhansali narrated the script, he had me crying and laughing at the same time and I couldn`t wait to start working," said Hrithik.
The 36-year-old actor plays a magician who turns into a paraplegic bound to a wheelchair after a magic trick goes wrong. The actor says, though the movie is intense and tragic, it also makes people smile.
"The film is dark, intense with a tragic story but it is magical as it makes people smile. Ethan is the happiest character I have ever played and he puts a smile on everyone`s face," said Hrithik, who was in the capital Tuesday to promote the film which releases on November 19.
Hrithik has paired opposite Aishwarya Rai for the third time and the actor says that his equation with the former Miss World is "perfect".
"Ten years ago, we gave our first shot together for a cold drink commercial. Our equation has been perfect ever since. Our approach to work is similar. Its great to work with a friend and there are no ego issues between us," said the actor.
Aishwarya, who has acted with Hrithik in `Dhoom 2` and `Jodhaa Akbar`, plays his nurse in `Guzaarish`. They share a special bond which eventually turns towards love.
"While watching the film, you suddenly realise that it is a love story and Guzaarish is one of the most beautiful love stories you will ever see," said Hrithik.
Bhansali, who has directed films like `Black` and `Devdas`, is known to be a hard task master but Hrithik says the filmmaker gave him full freedom.
"I have never enjoyed so much freedom as an actor. He used to just roll the camera and let us act the way we wanted to. You need a lot of faith to do that," he said.