The cast and crew of Krrish 3 came out to launch the trailer at an event in Mumbai yesterday, and the number one thing we took away from that event is that Hrithik Roshan sure is a fighter. :) It was his first public appearance post his brain surgery, but he looked as great as ever, and was super pumped to share his baby, Krrish 3, with the media gathering. So we took note of ten awesome things he said at the event, and we’re sharing them with you!
He has just undergone brain surgery, but Hrithik Roshan is not down and out at all. On the contrary, he assured everyone present yesterday that he was absolutely fine and there’s no reason to worry. He was also touched to see that the media gathering was concerned about him, but says that he’s doing well and throughout, his spirit has remained intact. Which is easy to see – he has been nothing but positive about the whole situation, even though it’s a scary one!
… and there’s nothing better than a person who can overcome it, he also said. Love that attitude!
Even though the trailer showcases Hrithik in all his glory, he insists that – despite the work he’s put in – the film is more about the technicians, VFX crew, costume designers, and everyone else involved with the film. In fact, Vivek also mentioned that he had several people who were in charge of only his costume, since it was a combination of different scraps of material. And if any one little thing was missing out, the first person to notice would be Rakesh Roshan!
Along those same lines, Hrithik mentioned that his father was adamant that the effects be done by technicians in India in order to hone their talent and encourage them. (He also utilised Shah Rukh Khan‘s Red Chillies team.)
Hrithik said that when he first started working, people used to comment that he reminded them of Anil Kapoor. He claimed it true, saying that whatever he’s learned of acting – his entire model – was thanks to Anil Kapoor, who he used to observe while assisting his father on sets back in the early 90s.
A journo asked Hrithik if he would be charging royalties from his father for this film, and Hrithik immediately quipped, “I feel royal just being his son.” Cue applause!
Someone else commented that, like Krrish, Hrithik overcame a lot in his younger days as well (he developed a stammering problem, which plagues him even today). Hrithik asked the lady, “Didn’t you? Do we have a choice? Life is going to hit. It takes 3 seconds to decide whether you’re a superhero or not. Once your attitude is intact, you can do anything.”
Another journo asked Hrithik whether he is okay with the fact that, like Shaktimaan, he may be known simply as “Krrish” (instead of “Hrithik Roshan”) to a younger generation of children. He said that it does not matter what they call him, once they call him that with love.
Since Rakshabandhan is around the corner, a question was posed to Hrithik’s sister, Sunaina – she was asked what the best thing Hrithik ever did for her is. Sunaina commented that it’s always the smaller things, but seeing him smile always made her happy. To that, Hrithik replied, “The lesson here is that sometimes the best thing you can do for somebody you love is be happy yourself.” Very profound, and very true!
Hrithik claimed that it took three years for his father to work on the script of Krrish 3, because he kept striving to make it better. Hrithik, on the other hand, said he was happy with any script, thinking that since it’s a part of the Krrish franchise, it would work anyway. But Rakesh Roshan insisted that “it couldn’t rest on the laurels of the previous films” and had to be a good script in itself.
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