Hrithik Roshan made a bang of an entry into the Hindi film industry twenty years ago, when he debuted with Kaho Naa Pyaar Hai. The actor became an overnight star with his first movie, and understandably, he was overwhelmed by it.
His father Rakesh Roshan, who produced and directed the film, said that he once found Hrithik crying in his room, saying that he could not go to work and act because of all the fame. Rakesh, having been in the industry for decades by then, gave wise advice to Hrithik. Read on.
Speaking to Quint, Rakesh recounted how Hrithik reacted to instant stardom after Kaho Naa Pyaar Hai. "I remember this incident, three or four months after the film had released. Hrithik was crying in his room. He was like, 'I can't handle it. I can't work, I can't go to the studio. There are buses full of girls and boys coming to meet me. I'm not getting a chance to learn, to act, to concentrate on my work. Everybody wants to meet me.'
Rakesh continued, "I then explained to him, 'Suppose this situation never arose, then what would have happened? You should take this as a blessing, adjust to it and work. Don't take it as a burden.' And he understood."
Today, Hrithik is considered to be one of the most grounded and humble celebrities in all of Bollywood, who constantly strives to do better. 2019 was a big year for Hrithik as both his films, Super 30 as well as War became huge hits.
Hrithik recently celebrated 20 years of Kaho Naa Pyaar Hai with a touching Instagram post.
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. I think the 2 emotions which best describe my journey of the past 20 years since KNPH, is simply “Fear” and “Fearless” both existing simultaneously and never one devoid of the other . . . On the face of it , Fearless is a David . Fear is more a Goliath . But no matter how many times you repeat the story or in how many different ways, David still always defeats Goliath. . . I feel terribly bad for fear . Cause it tries so hard . Fearless is a smart cookie , it only follows one rule . To keep going. . . Thanks Fear. If not for 20 years of you , I’d never have lived my 20 years of Fearless. . . #20yearsofKNPH #Repost @hrfc.rajasthan KNPH to WAR - @hrithikroshan Credit: Sako .
A post shared by Hrithik Roshan (@hrithikroshan) on Jan 15, 2020 at 8:11am PST