Mumbai: Hrithik Roshan is returning to the big screen with Bang Bang, his second film with Katrina Kaif after Zindagi Milegi Na Dobara. It’s been a while since he’s been seen on the big screen, with the news about the actor in recent months being all about his high-profile split from wife Sussanne. But the focus is clearly back on work, which he is extremely choosy about — even if it means restricting himself to one release a year.
Though several of his film choices in the past— especially his superhero flicks like the Krrish series and its prequel, Koi Mil Gaya, have made him quite the icon among young fans. And, it’s a role, and responsibility, he takes seriously, says Hrithik. And, the bond that he shares with his little fans is a special one, Hrithik adds — and many of them truly believe that like his onscreen characters, he can fly in real life too! “They think that I can fly, fight and save them from any evil around,” he says with a laugh. “That’s when you realise how much of a responsibility you have off screen too, after playing a superhero.”
Talking about his 14 years of journey in Bollywood, the star says, “There will be highs and lows and the good and the bad, but you just have to believe in yourself and keep going. That’s what I have learnt over the years.”
But even today, Hrithik continues to enjoy his position among Bollywood’s top stars and new crop of actors like Sidharth Malhotra and Varun Dhawan.
Hrithik agrees that the new talent is promising and says, “Some of them are doing well for their age. I haven’t had a chance to watch all their work but I am sure they will take the industry to a new high.”
As a sign of his continued and undisputed box office viability, Hrithik also continues to be a favourite with the ad industry. He has most recently been signed on as the ambassador for the “He” range of deodorants. Hrithik says he takes on endorsements even more carefully than his film roles. “I look at why the brand has come to me. Only if I believe in it, will I endorse it,” he says.