Hrithik Roshan staying off Mumbai this Diwali

Last Updated: Oct 21, 2010, 13:54 PM IST

Mumbai: Actor Hrithik Roshan has decided to celebrate this Diwali with family out of Mumbai to avoid cracker pollution, fretting bronchial problem of his son.

"Diwali I am celebrating hopefully not in Bombay because I have problem with the pollution and my son has a bronchial problem," Hrithik told reporters in an interview.

The actor who played a paraplegic patient in director Sanjay Leela Bhansali`s forthcoming film ‘Guzaarish’ has off late realised that cracker fumes are unhealthy and wishes Diwali was celebrated without polluting the atmosphere.

"I hope there was a better way to celebrate Diwali, without polluting the atmosphere. I used to rejoice and buy crackers of Rs.10,000, but now I realise that this is not the best thing to do. It`s dangerous and bad for health," said Hrithik.

Asked if he has planned to flee abroad, he said, "No, no, to places close by. Maybe to places like Panvel or Lonavala."