Celebrity Interview: Hrithik Roshan ...

By IndiaFM News Bureau

imageYou saw

him rock in Krrish and now be ready to watch him set the screen on fire

once again in this year’s most exciting film Dhoom 2. Hrithik Roshan

talks about his experiences on working on the most awaited film of the

year.

Did you watch Dhoom and what did you think about the film?

Of course I have watched Dhoom and the success of Dhoom creates a

very good platform that obviously motivates a sequel, but what really

propelled me into doing the film, was the inherent script of Dhoom 2

itself. So that really was my calling card. It was exactly what I was

looking for at that time and space. Because I was actually quite bored

and stuck at that one end of the spectrum where I was doing this

blatant good boy, good son, good brother, good lover kind of role.

Though of course they are also quite enjoyable but it was time to take

the big leap towards the other end of the spectrum. And what was

waiting for me there was Mr A … Aryan, so I am really glad that I got

the opportunity..

Did the negative shade to your role excite you?

I don’t really see Aryan as negative, I see him on the wrong side of

the law, but as subtext which is of course in my head and my producers

and director’s mind, don’t take this too well, but Aryan seems to be a

guy who has this secret mission of ridding the world of all objects of

desire that instill feelings of greed, create politics and feed the

ego, all these pieces of high desirable objects, like diamonds and

jewellery , just displayed to the world that you can just sit and

covet. According to him, these are the things that create greed and

need and comes in the way of true caring and being true to the people

around you. It makes you lose yourself in wanting more and getting

these objects for yourself. One really does not know what he does with

all the things he robs in the film. So in my head, he does it because

he can and because he thinks these objects of desire are something that

are the cause of most of our egoistic battles and his mission is to rid

the world. So I don’t really see him as a villain. And his modus

operandi is very unique because he does it with such a flair that

really makes him out to be someone you want to be.

Everyone’s been talking about your many disguises in the film,

without giving anything away, how did it feel to get into so many

disguises to con people?

The makeup experts that they brought in from London were truly

people with a magic wand. They completely transformed me into other

human beings and I cannot express how much fun and how exciting it was

to live and be and project another completely different human being

that particular day, or days of those shoots. I had the time of my

life.

You are stepping into John Abraham’s character which was extremely

popular, is that a challenge?

I think every film is a challenge, though Aryan’s character does fit
the space of the villain that John’s role was in Dhoom, but its got

nothing to do with it whatsoever, it’s a completely different world and

I would say that if we’ve gone a notch higher with Dhoom 2, its not

satisfying enough, it needs to be 10 notches higher for it to actually

make a mark, and that’s what I am hoping for.

What are the kinds of stunts you have done in the film, and how did

you prepare for it?

I have done everything in this film that anyone can aspire to do in

an action film, be it sand boarding, snow boarding, sky diving, train

walking, jumping off a cliff, bikes, cars, everything that you can

think of. So I don’t think there’s anything left, I think Dhoom 2 has

got it all.

I had no idea what was waiting for me once I was preparing to get

into Dhoom 2 and what I realized was that what I had done for Krrish

was nothing in comparison. It was asking a lot more of me, so yes of

course there was 3 months of roller blading training which I think is

the most difficult sport to pick up, and the most dangerous, cause if

you fall, you most definitely break a bone. I have never given 3 months

of my time, to any training, 3 months just for one sequence, then of

course there was snow boarding for which I flew to Dubai and trained

myself there in an indoor snow mountain that they have created very

fantastically. Then there was walking on the train doing stunts, on and

off the train, sand boarding, behind the train, I was actually hooked

on to a rope that I was holding onto with my bare palm, with a train at

a speed of 60 kms per hour and I was on a sand boarding just skimming

behind it on this sand and a little falter here and there and what I

would land on was the tracks and at that speed to land on and graze the

tracks would spell nothing less than … yes, I have taken a few tumbles

and scraped through near death experiences, but came out feeling most

exhilarated and alive ever. So it’s been a great experience.

What was it like working with Aishwarya and Bipasha for the first

time?

It was a pleasure to work with Aishwarya because she is one of the

actresses who thinks about the entirety of the film and not concerned

with just her close up or make up or what she is doing in isolation. So

its great, to work with actors like that. Her talent is definitely much

beyond her looks and her beauty. So it’s been inspiring, engrossing,

exciting its been a whole lot of fun. Bipasha is just so casual to be

with, you know she is just herself and she’s got no airs and is really

easy to be with though I’ve got no scenes with her in the film, but

there was a this schedule in Brazil, I think every film you know has

this one particular schedule where that becomes memorable because

that’s the one in which you all bond, so the Brazil trip while we were

there for over a month in Rio, we all bonded. Because of a bit of

problems Abhishek, Aishwarya, Bipasha, Uday and I had a lot of time

together, so it was great, just walking on the beach, swimming in the

ocean. Imagine, Abhishek, Aishwarya, Bipasha, Uday and myself in our

costumes swimming in the seas of Rio with not a care in the world

because nobody knew us there, was absolutely, phenomenally

exhilarating, it was a whole load of fun.

What do you think of the music of Dhoom 2 and how does it compare to

music of Dhoom?

As I said again, it’s definitely notches higher but how the audience

takes it in is something we have to wait and see, personally I think

its one of the greatest music albums in the year and it should

definitely make a mark even visually its very stunning. The songs that

I have done with Shiamak and Vaibhavi are both tracks that I am very

proud of. I have not done many of those in my lifetime, though there is

this whole myth of me being this dancing phenomena, but I have not had

many dance tracks to my credit. But in this case, I have to and I am

very happy with both of them.

You have a very different look in the film. Tell us a little about

it.

I really want to say one thing about the look and that is that the

true hero of this film is Anaita because what she has done for this

film is truly representative of the kind of film Dhoom 2 needs to be.

She has brought out the best of every character; especially with Aryan.

I think she has outdone herself and for me, it’s been such an exciting

leap to just be that grungy relaxed easy going but reflective, very

calculating, dexterous agile kind of a person, and the clothes really

have helped to bring out and project those aspects of Aryan. He is very

proficient in what he does and he is an expert but he’s an individual,

and lives like the way he wants to live. It’s almost like he puts 2-3

things together and because its coming out of an individual space, it

looks stylish, coz he’s creating his individuality out there. I think

that’s what style is about, when you wear and put things together that

makes you feel more of yourself, I think that’s what creates an

individual outlook and that’s what makes you stand apart from the crowd

because it’s individual and not because you are following some kind of

trend or fashion verdict. So that’s what Anaita has done and I just

left myself completely to her and trusted her completely and what she

has done to the film is absolutely outstanding.

You have been part of a successful sequel like Krrish, why do you

think it worked and why do you think Dhoom 2 will work as a sequel?

I don’t think sequels work, or films of a certain kind work, I think

what works is basically good films and bad films don’t. So if Dhoom 2

is a good sequel, if it’s a good film, which I think it is and not

resting on the laurels of Dhoom, by itself it should be a film which

should have been made even if there was no Dhoom, and I think that was

what worked with Krrish because, it was not resting on the success of

Koi Mil Gaya. It took on from there but became a completely different

world by itself, and should have been made a film by itself even if

there was no Koi Mil Gaya. So this is what sequels should be about,

they should not rest on laurels of the previous hit, and that is what

Dhoom 2 hopefully will do.

Last time you and Abhishek came together on screen you were friends.

This time you are foes, which one is better and why?

We are always friends, Abhishek and I have grown up together and we

wish the best for each other. Even working in this film with him, has

definitely made me decide one thing, that once in every 2 years I

definitely want to do a film with him, because working with him has

been very fulfilling, as in he’s a good person and he radiates that,

and I am a person who works without any egos and so is Abhishek. He

gives his best when he is within a shot and he is all for the scene to

work in its entirety and there is a lot of give and take. I love that,

love working with actors who go beyond wanting to be the best, wanting

to give the best so that the entirety of the scene comes out as the

best. So he will think, as much for me as for himself and visa versa,

so that is something that I enjoy doing, because it really creates a

bond and you actually enjoy the process of putting the film together,

which is what your life is actually made up of its those moments that

you live for a year or two. How much time do you spend watching the

success or the reaction to a films release, a day or two or three but

what your life is actually about is the process of actually making

these films, and what’s important is to enjoy those moments and I

really think that working with Abhishek was one of the most fulfilling

journeys of my career.

How was the experience of shooting in South Africa, do you have a

message for your fans there?

I love South Africa, its been one of my favourite countries of the

world. Also the people there I believe what makes a place beautiful is

its people and that rings very true for South Africa. Whenever I went

there they are very humble people and very helpful. They respect your

space. I have been there on and off and always looked forward to going

back to South Africa.

What according to you was the best moment during the shooting of

this film?

That’s very hard to say, I don’t think its about one moment or two

moments, there were so many, the point is to have a fulfilling day,

every time you come back home you should feel fulfilled and that is

something that I got out of Dhoom 2 a lot of. I think its one of the

most enjoyable films that I have done and I know people say this for

every film, but this truly is something that I have reflected on, and

have been surprised by my own attachment to this film, because it was

supposed to be the joyride and something that I wanted to do for fun

because I was doing all these serious cinema films, I wanted to do just

something just out of the world and completely let myself out there and

have some fun, but it became something that I really got attached with

and really discovered depth to it and really enjoyed myself projecting

Aryan’s persona.

Uday and Abhishek are childhood friends so what was it like working

with them?

Since I have already spoken about Abhishek, I will talk about Uday.

Uday and me go back a really really long way. We have done everything

together, name it, and the last thing that I thought we would be doing

together is facing the camera, so we’ve had a laugh chatting about that

fact. Right from the second standard he and I have been together in

every single thing that we have done, if there was something that I

learnt, he has learnt and if there was something that he was learning,

I joined him, whether its karate, computer classes, college, school,

tuition, sports everything. So doing a film with him was just an

extension of that and really had a great time. He’s a great guy and I

wish the best for him. Not many people realize the talent that Uday

possesses but me being an actor, that I am and with as much experience

and knowledge that I have I think Uday has tremendous potential and its

just waiting to come out and prove to the world. It’s already proved a

lot with Dhoom, but I think it’s going to go ballistic with Dhoom 2

because he’s done an outstanding job in this film.

What according to you can the audiences look forward to in Dhoom 2?

Its like the words of the song, ‘Dhoom again and come away with me

on a rollercoaster ride, so strap yourselves up and get ready for the

ride of your life, that’s what Dhoom 2 is about, its to the point, its

fast, its exhilarating, it’ll keep you at the edge of your seat, you

will not know what has hit you, its one of those popcorn thrillers, so

come one, come all, and expect the world!

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