In an interview with Mumbai Mirror, Bollywood superstar Hrithik Roshan tells the leading daily why Bang Bang would be his biggest hit to date, he reveals the truth behind the casting controversy of Shuddhi and also why he signed Ashutosh Gowariker’s Mohenjo Daro.
On being asked to leave Karan Malhotra’s Shhuddhi
I had just learnt that Karan (Malhotra) wanted to go ahead with Shhuddhi which had been in limbo for a long time, following my accident. I respected that, it’s only his second film, and gave him a dignified way to move on by announcing that I was opting out.
At a time, when those whom I considered friends wanted to go on without me, here was a man (Ashutosh) who stood by me for three years. I owed it to him to read his script. And once I did, I was blown away. I signed Mohenjo-Daro in two minutes.
On being asked if Shhuddhi has affected his relationship with Karan Johar (producer) and Karan Malhotra:
I don’t think so. Life has taught me that if people are happy without me, they should go ahead. I’d be happy to do a guest appearance for them. Maybe I will get to work in Karan Malhotra’s third film.
The importance of Bang Bang, his first release of 2014
Bang Bang should be the biggest success of my career. It’s the happiest character I have played, when I was going through my worst. When I was physically damaged, I had to pull off those stunts. It’s my greatest victory.
His next with father Rakesh Roshan
My father is working on three-four scripts simultaneously. Every day he sits down and works on them for four hours. But he’s still not happy with any, though some are really good. As for Krrish 4, I had to force him to take a break from the franchise which he has been with for almost a decade.