I want a part three: Hrithik
A superhero in this one, he is looking forward to a sequel to Krrish. Udita Jhunjhunwala finds out.india Updated: Jun 14, 2006 12:39 IST
Hrithik Roshan does not really need Krrish to be dubbed a 'superhero' because his fans and many of his directors certainly think he is one.
Dressed in all white, maintaining his Krrish hairdo, Roshan is composed as he begins to talk about his forthcoming release directed by his father Rakesh Roshan and co-starring Priyanka Chopra, Rekha and Naseeruddin Shah. Only Jadoo is missing from this sequel to Koi...Mil Gaya.
Roshan exudes confidence and a calm, the first you apportion to the positive reports pouring in for his desi superhero film and the latter to the birth of his son.
Excerpts from a chat:
Success of Krrish will ensure a sequel, says Hrithik
You have already shown
to friends like Karan Johar and Shah Rukh Khan with his children…
Yes, and I am happy with the reactions so far. Children have already incorporated Krrish into their games and animated fights. They have also started coming up with ideas on who Krrish should fight in part 3 and why.
Do you have plans for a sequel?
Yes, it's a wish and the success of Krrish will ensure a sequel. I really want a part three to be there. See, Krrish is not really a superhero; he's just laying the foundation for a superhero. He is on a personal mission and this film is more about his birth. We had to have a strong foundation for Krrish because there was no basis in comic books etc. We had to create a history for the character, take it slowly and ensure that there is an acceptance for the character. In part 3, Krrish will take on the responsibility of taking on the world.
So what are Krrish's unique powers?
He does have powers but they are a departure from what one has seen so far. All his abilities are enhanced and the extent of his powers and their potential keeps growing and becoming more real as he gets more emotionally charged. His desperation, anger and depression augment his powers.
If you could have any superpowers, what would you want?
I wouldn't ask for much, just the power to switch from one human emotion to another by snapping my fingers — that would help with my career. On lazy days I am needed to do action and when I am happy I have to be sad, so this power would help.
Your accident must have been quite frightening — falling while performing a stunt in Singapore?
I just didn't let the fear set in. After I came down I decided to go up on the wires almost immediately and stop fear in its tracks.
How has fatherhood changed you?
It has not changed me, but it has brought forth a lot of surprising emotions. The bond and love you feel is fantastic. Hrehaan can really keep ones attention and the excited focus never tires you. But it is amazing to see clear emotions on his face, to see mature expressions and a thinking face.
What are your specific duties in Hrehaan's routine?
I specialise in stimulating serenity and a calm atmosphere around him, which stops him from crying. I'm called in to perform all my antics. We all feel a sense of relief after that.
Your preference for working with your father is well known. What sets him apart for you?
Of all the films I have done, the best films have been with my dad. Basically good films run and bad films don't. If his love for me makes me look good then all directors should love their actors as much, and trust each other as much. We share ego-less communication and mutual faith. He has faith that I will work on and add to his vision. If you put your thoughts across without ego, it has to go past the other person's ego. If my reaction is honest then it disarms the other person. I've developed having pure thoughts and it really works.