For someone who has undergone a brain surgery in July, Hrithik Roshan is living a life that is perhaps more active than most of ours. In a candid chat, Hrithik talks about why it’s important to have a never-say-die spirit and to find one’s inner superpowers.
You underwent brain surgery...
There were a lot of problems, but they’ve all been fixed now. It was scary because I was awake during the operation. Someone drilled a hole in my scalp and I saw blood spurt out. But my spirit is intact. You can put five holes in my brain and I’ll still have the power to smile.
You’ve been saying that there is a superhero in everyone. What makes you believe it?
All my life’s experiences. Since my childhood, I was told that I wouldn’t be able to do the things I’m doing now, but I’ve turned those weaknesses into strengths. Life is not about holding the best cards in the pack; it’s about how well you play the ones you have.
Rakesh Roshan said that that the sequel to Krrish was almost dropped because of your health...
It was heartbreaking for me to have the 50th doctor in a row tell me about the state of my back and that if I hit my nerves, I will get paralysed. I knew Krrish was going to start in two months. I don’t know why I am naïve, but sometimes, it’s nice to be like that and believe in Santa Claus. Every doctor told me it was impossible, but I went to China and did every single thing I could. I then managed 125 days of action for the film. I didn’t have any pain at that time, and here I am, feeling stronger. My back is fantastic. I’m ready for Krrish 4, 5 and 6.