Hrithik Roshan, loving husband, doting dad and an all-round good chap, is not known for swearing. So fans got a bit of a shock when YouTube aired a clip that has him looking straight at the camera, saying “baddest m*****f*****”.
In the clip, Hrithik is seen practising with choreographer Flexy for a dance scene in Kites. After a few moves, Flexy faces the camera with the actor and a blonde, and this is when the actor uses the swear word. The clip has got more than 5,000 hits.
The site is buzzing with mixed responses. Some are clearly offended. Gopalmg writes, “I kindly suggest you to edit this video because if your fans see this they will be very upset as most of your fans are youngsters.” Hrules1001 feels the same way and writes, “The steps are nice but kindly remove the obscenity at the end. It should not be on a public site - no matter who said it.” But quite a few entries think this is no big deal. pachathebest thunders, “Yeah he swore. So what??
From the agent to the prime minister, from the spot boy to the actor... Everybody swears!” coconutgul217 feels, “He said that jokingly at the end at least he didn’t say it in public.” piya116 sneers, “omg big f***ing deal, he swore, people need to grow up here.”
A source close to Hrithik says, “The remark was not made to insult Flexy but to indicate what a tough trainer he was.” The actor’s spokesperson from celeb management firm Carving Dreams says the clip should not have gone on YouTube in the first place. “Every human has a right to be in a light and happy mood, and when dancing, Hrithik is always in high spirits,” she says. “The clip was recorded on Flexy’s handycam for personal use.”
The star’s managers do not usually allow any recording in case the clip is misused, but an exception was made because of the “amount of trust” Hrithik had in Flexy, who was flown down to India for these rehearsals. “It is extremely
unfortunate,” the spokesperson adds, “that Flexy used it for public display to malign Hrithik. It’s an absolute breach of trust and such acts only leave bitter memories.”