Wednesday, June 14, 2006
Things are certainly looking up for Hrithik Roshan, both personally and professionally. While on the family front, he recently became the proud father of a bonny boy, Hrehaan, on the career front he is looking forward to the release of his next film Krrish. The movie is being touted as one of the biggest movies of 2006.
In the prequel to Krrish, Koi Mil Gaya, it was the lovable Jadoo who helped in creating the magic at the box office. And though this time there will be no Jadoo, there will be a mystery character, to compensate. In the film, Hrithik Roshan plays a character called Krishna, an ordinary guy. It is when he comes across a mask and wears it, that he becomes Krrish, a super human being. So it's this man in the mask, Krrish who will be a substitute for jadoo!
In the film, there is a mask, which helps Krishna in protecting his identity. Krrish uses his super powers for the benefit of the needy people in society. The makers believe that this is the USP of the film. The mask was specially designed to give the character a feel of mystery.
You would think that creating the mask would have been simple. That's far from the truth! It was no easy task. Ask Hrithik and Rocky S, the man behind his look in the film. They had no less than 40-50 meetings to create the mysterious mask. Rocky took the help of a professional from Pune who tried every material from wax to rubber to steel for this mask! Finally a wax mask coated with rubber was decided upon! Eighty of the masks were created, since they would break easily due to the wear and tear of the shootings. And that wasn't the end of the story. In order to hold it on Hrithik's face, chemicals had to be used. Poor Hrithik! Must have been exhausted at the end of it all!
In the film, the first appearance of the mask happens in a scene wherein a circus is in progress. All of a sudden the circus tent catches fire. It is at this point that the protagonist Krishna chances upon the mystifying black mask and manages to save all those people from the fatal fire.
As the movie approaches its release date, the hype and curiosity just increases! Watch out for the man in the mask!