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I`d never work with any other actor: Rakesh Roshan on son Hrithik Roshan

IANS | Last Updated: Friday, January 10, 2014 - 21:14

Mumbai: As Hrithik Roshan turns 40 Friday, his father and filmmaker Rakesh Roshan says that he would never work with any other actor, unless he is making a women-centric drama like `Khoon Bhari Maang`.

Rakesh had launched his son with the blockbuster "Kaho Naa...Pyaar Hai". Later they worked together in the "Krrish" series.

Getting emotional, he said: "He can work with outside directors. But I`d never work with any other actor, unless I am making an out-and-out heroine-oriented film like `Khoon Bhari Maang`. I might be tempted to make a film with a female protagonist, but only if Hrithik is too busy to work with me."

"When I was an actor, I could feel a filmmaker lurking within me. But I was never satisfied as an actor. I had a big hit like `Kaamchor`. But that helped Jaya Prada`s career, not mine. I knew god wanted me to be a director," he added.

Rakesh predicts that Hrithik too will direct a film some day.

"Now I feel Hrithik, who is such a successful actor, far more than I ever could be, has a filmmaker lurking within him. He will one hundred percent direct a film some day. Mark my words, he`ll be a very fine director. I am sure of that. He may not be a good producer, but he`ll be a terrific director," he said.

The father-son duo`s recent hit was "Krrish 3".

Rakesh has enjoyed Hrithik`s films outside the family banner.

"I liked his performance immensely in `Jodhaa-Akbar`, `Agneepath`, `Guzaarish` and specially `Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara` in which he had to play a normal regular guy. That`s really difficult to do. He never let us feel a superstar was playing that role," he said.

Recently, Hrithik announced that he and his wife Sussanne have parted ways after the latter decided to annul their marriage.

"My wife and I want Hrithik to be happy and at peace with himself, no matter what," said Rakesh who looks forward to launching Hrithik`s sons - Hrehaan and Hridhaan - as heroes.

"Provided they want to be in films. I`d love to launch them. My blessings are with Hrithik. Whatever he does in life, my wife and I want him to never change. He`s kind, helpful generous. He deserves happiness," he said.

First Published: Friday, January 10, 2014 - 21:14

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