According to a recent report, after Agneepath and Krrish 3, which is currently on the floors, Hrithik Roshan has been signed on for another film opposite Priyanka Chopra. But the star denies any such development. “I’m planning to take a much-needed break after Krrish 3 wraps up around August-September. I want to go off with Sussanne (wife Sussanne Roshan) on a road trip across Europe. We’ve been planning this. Hopefully, I won’t get so excited about any script that I directly jump into another project. I’d like a month or two off,” says the actor, who isn’t planning to sign any new film before the year-end.
Even a sequel for Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara (2011) is on hold for now, though all the three ‘buoyz’ — Hrithik, Farhan Akhtar and Abhay Deol — have admitted that they’d love to go on another trip together. “It’s too early to write a sequel, but if Zoya (director Zoya Akhtar) wants me in part two, I’m in,” he says.
Meanwhile, filmmaker Shekhar Kapur recently admitted that he’s ready to flag off his futuristic love story, Paani, which is set against the backdrop of a fast-escalating global water crisis that divides Mumbai into two worlds. The director wants Indian funding for the film, which he aspires to take to the Oscars. Shekhar has discussed the project with Hrithik and says that he is still the only actor he has in mind for the male lead.
Prod Hrithik and he says, “The last time we spoke about Paani was a year ago. A lot of time has passed and everything will depend on what stage Shekhar’s project is in now. It would definitely be an honour to work with him, but we haven’t met since.”
Unlike other actors, who work on five films a year, Hrithik feels it’s beyond him to do as much. Agneepath took up a year and a half and Krrish 3 will need the same. “Actually, I’ve been on Krrish 3 for four years already — three years of dreaming, one year of scripting and now 10 months of shooting, followed by post-production. That’s the way I work,” says Hrithik, who will only hit the big screen on Diwali 2013. But before that, he could be back on TV, on the show, Koffee With Karan. “I can’t say no to Karan,” he laughs.
Any chance that this year we will see his sons, Hrehaan and Hridaan, making their TV debut with daddy and mummy? “No, there’s no need for that,” he retorts. “It’s not right to expose children to the spotlight so early in life. Let them be children.”