Mumbai: It is not too often that you see a member of an electronic media crew, temper threatening to flare for reasons purely logistical, being offered a lozenge by Hrithik Roshan to cool down and ‘sweeten up’.
The sight is oddly hilarious and heartwarming. The actor who was in Delhi recently to launch a product, was at his coolest and calmest as he spoke about wanting to do more movies, responded to rumours of tantrum-throwing on the sets of his upcoming film and revealed his method of finding motivation to make all days good days, even in the lowest of phases.
“I haven’t become exclusive by choice,” he begins in response to why one hasn’t seen him in a greater number of movies over the past few years. “It’s just how things have panned out. For instance, I was hoping that Bang Bang would be a very quick and short film for me. I would gladly do a smaller film that can be shot in 25 days and promise to give it my all,” he says.
Responding to rumours of having asked for a change in his pair of shoes six times during a dance sequence, the actor says, “I want to dance till I’m 95 years old and for that, I need to get certain things right. My job is to do the steps well and also to protect my knee. If I feel that a pair of shoes is stressing my knee, I will change it even if it means changing 10 pairs of shoes.”
Does this urge to do and be his best, tie up with his philosophy of life at a more personal level; keeping in mind the many motivational messages he gives out via Twitter? “Life gives me so many opportunities and challenges too. The encouraging messages I give out come from my own experiences.
“There are days when I don’t feel like stepping out of bed and doing anything. At such moments, what do you do to not sink into a downward spiral? You stand up and defy your mind, creating a wonderful day out of what began as a very bad one. So, I wake up and do every single one of the things I wasn’t feeling like doing. These are lessons that I have learnt and I feel that this is a time for me to give back and inspire. If it can work for me, it can work for you and for everyone else,” he says.