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Hrithik heading for image makeover

Duggu is happy that Dhoom 2 doesn?t feature him in a goody-goody image.

india Updated: Aug 19, 2006 12:24 IST

After scaling new heights with Krrish, Bollywood star Hrithik Roshan recently walked the ramp for the first time for sister-in-law Farah Khan.

"I was very self-conscious. But once I took my first step, I was okay. With everyone cheering me, it was quite a high. Unfortunately, I couldn't do enough rehearsals for the event because I was shooting for Dhoom 2," said Hrithik.

"Dhoom 2 is a welcome departure from my goody-goody image. That cool side of me finally surfaces. It features me as a very different me," says Hrithik. 

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You walked the ramp for Farah Khan's jewellery last week.
That was my first ramp walk for my sister-in-law Farah. It was great fun. I had never walked the ramp before. But anything for Farah. She's one of the most selfless and generous people I know.

The trailer of Dhoom 2 has the nation in a grip.
It's definitely going to take me to another world away from Krrish. I've never been hired to do something like this before. I was waiting for this chance.

Hrithik Roshan recently walked the ramp for the first time for sister-in-law Farah Khan.

I'm very calm, composed and cool in

Dhoom 2

. So far I've played the devoted brother, obedient son, obliging friend and faithful lover.

Dhoom 2

is a welcome departure from my goody-goody image. That cool side of me finally surfaces.

Dhoom 2

features me as a very different me.

Onirban wants to cast you as Hamlet? 
Hamlet! That's interesting. I'd love to hear what he has in mind. I'd like to do an adaptation and not a straightforward screen version of Shakespeare. Hamlet has been done so many times in America - but something like what Vishal Bharadwaj has done in Omkara is welcome. I'm a very big fan of Vishal's cinema. I really want to work with him.

Why are filmmakers afraid to approach you. Why do they think you and your dad are a hard team to break?
That's ridiculous, yaar! Here is an actor whose second film after Kaho Naa... Pyaar Hai was directed by a film critic Khalid Mohamed in which I played the protagonist's brother.

Then I've gone on to do films with new directors like Arjun Sablok and Kunal Kohli. And now I'm doing a film with Zoya Akhtar, who is also a new director.

Zoya pairs you with Kareena Kapoor again. 
Yes, we haven't been seen together for a while. But we keep bumping into each other socially.

Do you think Kareena has evolved as an actor? 
She was already evolved when we started working together in Karan's Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham. I haven't seen her recent films. But I've heard good things about her in Omkara.

Zoya will be your first female director?
Yes. It'd be interesting. It's a completely different sensibility.