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By Subhash K. Jha, April 15, 2011 – 15:07 IST
Abhishek Bachchan talks to Subhash K Jha on his films and co-stars…
Two releases within a month, both taking you into space that you’ve hardly been in before. Any trepidation? If you believe in what you do, it doesn’t matter how soon the films are released. But yes, ideally I’d have liked a gap between the two films. It’s not in my hands. At the end of the day we actors are only needed to act. But I’m proud of both films. I leave the rest to God. I’d like to believe my audience expects a lot from me. As a film actor, I’d like to fulfil their wishes. Our main aim is to entertain. Game and Dum Maaro Dum (DMD) are separate genres of films. Game was a whodunit, a genre I’d never done before, where as Dum Maaro Dum is an action thriller,
Last year you did films that were more epic in nature like Raavan and Khelein Hum Jee Jaan Sey. Were they tougher to shoot? No, I don’t think the genre of a film should dictate how much of yourself you give to your films. As an actor it’s not my job to prioritize my projects. Every film has to be equally important. Every role has to be your favourite role. You just have to go with your instincts and do what you like. Basically I want to do entertaining films. Beyond that I don’t need to question my choices. I just follow my heart.I treated both Abhinay and Rohan like thorough professionals
Game was directed by first-timer Abhinay Deo while DMD was with one your oldest More >
Duggu’s body is going to be the subject of a chapter by a professor of film studies at the University of North Carolina
Kunal M Shah (MUMBAI MIRROR; February 07, 2011)
Hrithik Roshan will be the subject of an academic book based on Indian cinema, written by Nandana Bose, assistant professor for the Department of Film Studies, at the University of North Carolina, Wilmington NC, U.S.A. The subject: his body.
Our source tells us, “The writer, Bose, is speaking to various filmmakers who have worked with him and then penning an entire chapter on him.
The chapter focuses on how Hrithik has worked on his body, starting from his debut to now.
The book also chronicles the decisive changes in the way the male body is represented on the Indian screen. The chapter will draw from scenes in Jodhaa Akbar, Krrish, Dhoom 2, etc.”
The source further said that the book “will be made available to all the students to know about Hrithik’s journey and the way he has gone about his character.”
Hrithik made a stab at internationalism with Kites, hoping “to cross the language barrier” as he kept calling it.
When the film bombed, he said Indians like biryani, when he was offering them pasta. You’re crossing over, Duggu!
On his 37th birthday, Duggu talks about life, that special horizon yonder, and why love will win the day in 2011
Kunal M Shah (MUMBAI MIRROR; January 10, 2011)
Hrithik Roshan turns 37 today. While he brought in his birthday with his family at a Juhu five star, last night, a surprise party arranged by his wife and kids awaits him today as well (hope he’s not reading this!).
While some of his close friends will be present to wish him, King Khan will specially fly down from South Africa to wish him on his birthday.
However, Hrithik himself is unaware of it. He says, “I brought in my birthday with my family and my grandparents. They love the beachside area of a five star nearby, so for their sake I was with them. The gifts have started coming in. On birthdays we are all made to feel extra special.
The only plan is to give back as much love as possible. Tonight my instincts tell me that something is cooking but I don’t know what. I have been kept away from the plan. It’s going to be a normal work day for me.”
When asked that SRK is specially flying down from South Africa to be with him on his special day, Hrithik said, “I am not aware of anything like this. I feel that nobody should leave their work and it’s just another day for me.”
When asked what he looks forward to in the coming year, Hrithik said, “There is a lot to look forward to. I am super excited about Agneepath and I am super excited about the fact that dad is making Krrish. I am very More >
Hrithik about life after the Barbara rumours, surviving the Kites debacle and being a bad businessman with his career
Sonal Chawla (MUMBAI MIRROR; November 25, 2010)
Hrithik Roshan is back home after being hospitalized for a day. The actor still had a bloated face, when we I caught up with him at his plush residence in Juhu.
What went so wrong that you had to be hospitalized?
I didn’t think I could be allergic to an antibiotic. But something went wrong; my throat shut and there was no speech, and we managed to reach in time before my lungs collapsed.
Only I had to spend the night in the hospital. By morning I was discharged and now I just have a little swelling on my face which will go in a day’s time. Then back to celebrating and partying again. (Smiles)
They say it’s the partying that caused this in the first place. The partying at Zayed’s house…
No, I was already sick. I have been sick ever since I have done the Sa Re Ga Ma show. I just went to Zayed’s place for five minutes. I just ate the vegetarian food there and came back. Doctors, who did their tests, found that it was an allergic reaction to a Levofloxacin tablet that I took.
Guzaarish’s box office collections are not great.
I am not anyone to gauge or predict the graph of box office. All I know so far, the graph is exactly like Jodhaa Akbar. They are a few films which open like a Dhoom 2 or a Krrish and there are a few films like Jodhaa Akbar, where the appreciation keeps More >
Russian actress Kseniya Ryabinkina, who had played a trapeze artist and one of Raj Kapoor’s love interests in Mera Naam Joker (1970), has quietly completed shooting for her second Hindi film, Chintuji, which has Rishi Kapoor playing the title role. The forthcoming film is, to a large extent, based on Rishi Kapoor’s life.
Kseniya, who is currently quite frail because of old age was recently brought to Chandigarh all the way from Russia. “We shot with her in a village called Paragpur, which is a two-hour drive from Chandigarh and is on the outskirts of Himachal Pradesh. It was a pleasure shooting with her. She agreed to shoot with us even though she is unwell and is almost 70 years old now,” said producer Bobby Bedi.
Explaining how they thought of getting Kseniya to star in the film, Bedi said, “The film Chintuji draws a lot of inspiration from Rishi Kapoor’s real life. There is a mention of Mera Naam Joker in the film. Director Ranjit Singh suggested that we should cast Kseniya who had played a very important role opposite Raj Kapoor in Mera Naam Joker. He thought it would lend authenticity to our film. In Chintuji, she plays someone who changes Rishi’s life.”
Bedi explained how they got in touch with Kseniya despite not More >