Driving along coastal Goa, a Hrithik Roshan-billboard endorsing a clothing brand gets me thinking about how the Dhoom 2 actor will be dressed for our meeting at the Taj Aguada.
Since he had only just arrived, I knew he would not be sun-kissed yet, but we all know he has been Ash-kissed.
Casual light cargoes, a white T-shirt, baseball cap, designer sunglasses and warmth greet me at the coffee shop. With his back to the sparkling ocean, he doesn’t see the throngs of fans.
He’s on a four-day break from Ashutosh Gowariker’s Jodha-Akbar in Rajasthan, revelling in the success of Dhoom 2 and attending IFFI with his parents and wife, Sussanne.
|Hrithik Roshan will next be seen in Ashutosh Gowarikar's Jodha Akbar.|
“I’ve never been around to enjoy the success of my films, so I took a break to enjoy
,” smiles Hrithik. Though his role as Aryan has wowed one and all, Roshan is happy the film as a whole has worked. “You can’t take praise for one aspect and undermine the rest. It’s like a team winning a match. I’ve grown up with Abhishek (Bachchan) and Uday (Chopra), we’ve pushed each other with the same goal," says the actor
So is he aware that Abhishek’s children are named Hrithik and Roshan in
Jhoom Barabar Jhoom?
Reply: “I know! Abhishek called me and said guess what my children are named. I said
. But then he told me. I was so amused. It’s sweet.”
What about the kiss with Aishwarya Rai and the alleged adverse reactions from the Bachchans? “It’s preposterous, people are unnecessarily making a big deal. Some sections of the media just love sensational headlines,” he says. “While doing the scene, all I knew was that I had to answer the challenge set by Sussanne.
She said, ‘If you are going to do the kiss, make sure it’s the best goddamn kiss in the world.’
Eventually, both Sussanne and I loved the kiss.” Who was on his mind during the lip-lock? “You think of (the characters) Aryan and Sunheri, that’s it,” he states.