By IndiaFM News Bureau
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Uday and Abhishek are childhood friends so what was it like working
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!