Way back in 2000 when Hrithik Roshan said Kaho Naa Pyaar Hai, the entire nation skipped a heartbeat and eagerly welcomed Rakesh Roshan's young lad with open arms. Here was a handsome hunk, who not only had drool-worthy Greek God looks but also had the skills to act and 'dance saala'!
The film went on to become one of the highest grossers of that year and bagged a place in Guinness Book of World Records 2002 edition, for winning the most number of awards for a movie. Can you believe it won a whopping total of 92 awards!
At that point of time everyone thought that here was a boy who could find a place amidst the ruling Khans. But fate had something else in store for him. Post this confident debut, the actor did some forgettable films that I am sure he would cringe to even include in his filmography until Karan Johar's Kabhie Khushi Kabhie Gham happened to him.
The multistarrer had him sharing screen space with Bollywood's 'Shahenshah' Amitabh Bachchan and 'King Khan' SRK but Hrithik still managed to steal away our hearts as the guy reuniting his estranged brother with his family.
However, after this film the curse of the flops still continued to haunt him and papa Roshan decided to make a science fiction for his 'jigar da takda' in the form of Koi Mil Gaya. 'Jaadu's formula worked so much so that you have the fourth instalment of the franchise coming up next in 2018.
The actor who went on to give some memorable performances in Lakshya, Jodhaa Akbar, Guzaarish, Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara have had a string of hits and misses in his career. There were times when his personal life grabbed unwanted attention and ended up becoming headlines.
Be it during his split with his wife Suzanne Roshan or his ugly spat with his ex Kangana Ranaut after they broke up. The mud-slinging and washing of the dirty linen in public did more harm to him as suddenly his love tales drew more ears than his professional commitments.
His last outing Mohenjo Daro which released in August received more brickbats than praises as the audience failed to connect with his character Sarman and director Ashutosh Gowariker's world of Harappa civilization. The film suffered heavy losses and Duggu once again lost his place in the rat race. Reportedly Aamir Khan even ended up replacing him in Yash Raj Film's Thugs Of Hindostan, as gossip-mongers talked about how Duggu was no more a bankable star.
But looks like the actor is not the one to give up so easily and the trailer of his upcoming film Kaabil says it all. The revenge thriller has Hrithik playing a visually impaired man for the first time who is hell-bent on punishing all the wrong doers.
The first look of this movie directed by Sanjay Gupta has already made us curious to know how the plot unfolds. His romance with Yami Gautam looks fresh and captivating and promises to be an engaging affair!
Will this nail-biting saga of love and revenge be 'Kaabil' enough to breath life in Hrithik's wobbly career? Will he pass the test with flying colors? Guess, we will have to wait for 26th January 2017 to seek our answers!