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Hrithik denies signing Hollywood project..

Hrithik Roshan

By HT

Mumbai, Sept. 2 -- Over the last few days, reports have claimed that Hrithik Roshan has been approached for the lead role in the next installment of the popular Hollywood dance franchise, Step Up.

However, a friend close to the actor insists that the news is untrue. "At the moment, he is only doing Ashutosh Gowariker's next, which is a period film. Once Bang Bang releases, he plans to start doing the research for Ashutosh's project," says the friend, adding that Hrithik feels his name is probably being attached to this film for publicity.

"He isn't surprised either, because this isn't the first time this has happened. Every time a dance-based film makes news, Hrithik's name invariably crops up," adds the insider.

Apparently, Hrithik is in no hurry to sign a new film. When contacted, the actor says, "I'm looking to do something edgy and different. I feel I'm more at ease with taking risks right now. Apart from Ashutosh's film, I haven't signed anything else."