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Hrithik says enjoys good rapport with father

Wednesday, June 07, 2006 

Mumbai (UNI): Bollywood actor Hrithik Roshan, who is back with Krrish after a two-year hiatus, feels that it is only a coincidence that all films that he has done with his father so far have set benchmarks of good entertainment and commercial successes. ''I am just another actor who is one of the many colours of the entire gamut of what constitutes a good film. A good film always runs and fortunately my biggest successes as an actor have been my father's films,'' Hrithik told UNI in an interview.

Describing Krrish, which releases on June 23 as a special film, Hrithik said he was aware expectations were very high. ''High expectations will inspire us to get better,'' the actor said. Hrithik said he shared a spirit of team work and total communication with his father on the sets. ''Otherwise, every film has his own destiny. My father has given many flops. Films like Fiza and Lakshya did not do well at the box office but I am proud of being a part of them,'' he added. Hrithik admitted that his father Rakesh Roshan as a director takes the best out of him. ''If it is said that Dad takes the best out of me because I am his son, then all directors should treat their actors as their own children,'' he added.

Expressing happiness over the present trend of movie-making, Hrithik said the myth of star system was collapsing. ''Producers were going for good actors rather than big stars. Dramatic and melodramatic movies are a thing of the past. Cinema is becoming more real and subtle. It is giving an opportunity to actors to develop their art of emoting,'' said Hrithik who will be seen in a negative character in Dhoom 2 and young Akbar in Jodha Akbar later this year. Hrithik said his character in Dhoom 2 was not a completely negative one. ''He is a glamourised villain. He will do all wrong things but people will love him,'' he added. Further Hrithik said, Jodha Akbar will go on floors in October. 'From a superhero to a villain and to Emperor Akbar... it is quite a different gamut of performances,'' he added.

Speaking about his role in Krrish, Hrithik said the film was not planned as a sequel to Koi Mil Gaya. When Koi Mil Gaya was launched, we were told that films on spaceships and aliens would not work in India. ''Myself and my father wondered why such films could not work here. Koi Mil Gaya was born out of that conviction. ''After the film was released, my father worked on several ideas but those could not be executed. We wanted to show something bigger, larger and extraordinary than Koi Mil Gaya and Krrish was born as the foundation was already laid-Jadu giving special powers to Rohit, which is passed on as legacy to his son Krishna,' Hrithik said.

When asked about the stunts he has performed in the film, Hrithik said the superhero Krrish could be portrayed through the character's body language. ''So in order to be consistent, I did the stunts on my own out of neccessity. It is a calculated risk. I am an actor not a stuntman. I have responsibility to other producers who have put lot of money on projects featuring myself,'' he added. He said he underwent special training in performing stunts for two weeks in Shanghai and a month in Hong Kong.

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