Hrithik Roshan achieved great fan following as the masked superhero, Krrish. But for the actor, it is his father, Rakesh Roshan who is the real star.
Talking about his dad completing 25 years as a director in Bollywood, Hrithik says, “It makes me proud when I realise that if it wasn’t for him, our cinema would probably never have aliens or superheroes. People would be afraid to explore that genre.”
Lately, several big names, including Shah Rukh Khan, Rajinikanth and Akshay Kumar have toyed with the concept of sci-fi and super heroes through films like RA.One (2011), Robot (2010) and the upcoming Joker.
But Rakesh’s Koi… Mil Gaya (2003) was arguably the first to experiment with this particular theme.
At the moment, Hrithik, who fans have now started calling H.Ro, is teaming up with his father for Krrish 3, the sequel to the 2006 hit. “With Krrish 3, he is taking things to another level. Even after 25 years, my father is catering to the youngest section of the audience. This is his youngest film,” smiles Hrithik. He adds, “It’s going to be a roller-coaster ride. I am very satisfied with whatever we have shot until now.”
Ask him if good friend Shah Rukh Khan will make a cameo in the upcoming film, and Hrithik replies, “No, there’s no cameo. I guess the media made that up. But yes, his company, Red Chillies, is involved with the VFX for our film.”