Sure, he’s among the top-billed actors in Bollywood. But unlike his counterparts, Hrithik Roshan has no film in hand except dad Rakesh Roshan’s Krrish 3. Rumours claim his involvement with several projects (including Karan Johar’s adaptation of the best-selling novel, The Immortals Of Meluha), but in an exclusive chat, H.Ro (his new nickname) clarifies he has signed none.
“At the moment, I haven’t signed anything besides Krrish 3. So I am going to be out of work after wrapping it up,” laughs Hrithik, despite speculation that he’s doing another film with Johar, co-starring Kareena Kapoor, Kabir Khan’s next with producer Sajid Nadiadwala and Shekhar Kapur’s ambitious Paani.
“None of them are true. Immortals is just an idea and so far, it hasn’t taken any shape. As for Paani, there’s no development from my front. I am yet to decide what I am going to do next,” says the Agneepath actor.
Ask Hrithik why is he isn’t accepting any of the offers he’s receiving and he smiles, “I don’t know. Maybe I am waiting for the right script to inspire me. Or possibly, people who have something inspirational (in terms of script and storyline) aren’t coming to me.”
Currently, Hrithik is busy with Krrish 3, which also stars Vivek Oberoi, Kangna Ranaut and Priyanka Chopra. The film, in all likelihood, will be next year’s big Diwali release.
Hrithik Roshan in a still from Krrish
Besides wrapping up the sequel to the 2006 hit, Hrithik is believed to be making his father’s 25th anniversary as a director special. He has apparently chalked out a plan to meet his father’s contemporaries — Rishi and Neetu Kapoor, Aruna Irani, Rekha, Randhir Kapoor and Jeetendra besides directors, cameramen and technicians — to get them talking about their association with his father. He will then present the footage as an audio-visual.
* Shah Rukh Khan is busy wrapping up Yash Chopra’s next and also has Rohit Shetty’s Chennai Express in hand
* Aamir Khan is wrapping up Dhoom:3 in Chicago. After that, he will be neck-deep into Rajkumar Hirani’s next, Peekay. The film also stars Anushka Sharma
* Salman Khan is close to finishing work on Dabangg 2. Then he will start Sajid Nadiadwala’s Kick, followed by a film with younger brother Sohail
* Akshay Kumar's hands are full with OMG (Oh My God), followed by Khiladi 786, Once Upon A Time Again, Special Chabbis, Boss and Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s Ramana remake.