Actors often visit select theatres in the city (Mumbai) when their film releases to gauge the audience’s reaction. And Hrithik Roshan was only following this Bollywood tradition when he decided to go to a single-screen theatre in Mumbai after the release of his superhero film, Krrish 3.
However, the visit turned out to be bittersweet for the actor as, even though the crowd responded well to his movie, he was apparently groped and pinched by the mob.
Ask Hrithik about the incident and he says, "Yes, that did happen. Frankly, I can only take it as a compliment. It’s all good and I guess such things happen."
The actor adds that he’s overwhelmed after he saw the crowd cheering for the film in the theatre. Hrithik says, “The kind of response people have given to the film is insane. It’s absolutely overwhelming and I don’t get to experience this often. I have a few releases — once or twice in a year or two — so for me, looking at all of this is amazing.”
Hrithik goes on to add that Bollywood actors enjoy a fan-following that actors in the west aren’t able to experience. “I am quite certain that actors in Hollywood will be really jealous of this (the attention). The way Indians shower love on us, with all the hooting, whistling and cheering, you don’t get to see it anywhere else. Guys in Hollywood won’t ever get to experience this.”