Mumbai: Bollywood heartthrob Hrithik Roshan says that he believes in accepting criticism, as it helps him to outdo himself.
"You need to accept criticism with a smile. People criticise you because they love you and want you to do better. If you want to do well in life, this is one thing, you must take positively. Criticism has always prompted me to strive better and outdo myself," the 37-year-old actor said.
The actor was referring to an abusive comment from a follower asking him to bring more emotion in his performances, on micro-blogging site Twitter.
Hrithik instantly acknowledged the comment by retweeting it and saying, "Am trying. Will try harder....love".
This was unlike many Bollywood celebrities, who chose to go off-line, when faced with a situation like that, the recent one being superstar Shah Rukh Khan.
Hrithik admitted that he has been subjected to abuses online, but decided to face it, instead of resorting to knee-jerk reactions.
"There are some people, who might not say things that you like. Some might be a little too harsh. But how you choose to react to a situation is completely in your hands. I am a very non-reactive person that way. It is very hard to get me to react harshly to anybody," says Hrithik.
The star says that it is really hard to get him angry. "It hurts, but that doesn`t mean that you hurt people back. Nor do I think that fighting or getting angry solves any problem. One needs to think logical, when you want to solve a problem," he said adding that the belief holds him in stead during extreme criticism.