By Subhash K. Jha, Indo-Asian News Service
Mumbai, (IANS) Hrithik Roshan, who bowled over audiences with his
mind-boggling stunts in "Krrish", gets even more daring in "Dhoom
He is shooting the climax of "Dhoom 2" in Durban and says he is
going through one of the most exhilarating experiences of his life.
"You cannot even begin to imagine the feeling of snow-boarding a
steep mountain over here in Durban. As you hurl down a slope you've no
clue about where it's going to end. At that moment you forget all your
worries and joys. It's the most exhilarating experience in the world,"
Hrithik told IANS over telephone from Durban.
Though Hrithik took a while off to learn snow-boarding in Durban, he
still wishes he could master it to perfection.
"We haven't really had too much time for me to practise all the
stunts before facing the camera. I wish I could master them a bit
So, are these much talked-about stunts in "Dhoom 2" as daring as the
ones in "Krrish"?
"Oh, far more daring. Allan Amin and I are working on some of the
most audacious stunts ever seen or rather never seen in our films. I
don't think audiences have ever seen such action. Yes, they're risky.
But I'm taking calculated risks. You can't cross frontiers until you
take a risk."
Hrithik was in Namibia and now he is in Durban shooting the climax
of "Dhoom 2" with Abhishek Bachchan, Aishwarya Rai and Uday Chopra.
Bipasha Basu has just left.
Hrithik is missing his wife and son very much in spite of his busy
"And if you ask me whom I miss more, I'll have to say Susanne. I'm
so used to her being there with me on all outdoors. Every day feels
strange on this schedule. Not that I miss my son any less.
"I couldn't subject such a small baby to those painful vaccines and
inoculations. Susanne and family are in London. I might join them there
for three days after my schedule in Durban. And then we'll all return
to Mumbai together."
After playing the super-hero in "Krrish", Hrithik is having a ball
playing a grey character in "Dhoom 2".
"I can't remember the last time I had so much fun shooting a film.
Believe me as far as action scenes are concerned I've crossed another
threshold with 'Dhoom 2'."
He says he enjoyed the heart-in-the-mouth stunts he has been doing
for the last one week. "I'm having a really great time. There're so
many new things in this films. I had to train myself in different
skills. I had to learn roller-blading, snow-boarding, sand-boarding and
of course stunts on bikes."
Hrithik, however, preferred to remain ambiguous about his colourful
role in "Dhoom 2". "I can't say much about my character. He's grey but
not in any obvious way. It isn't exactly about being a villain. And my
performance is certainly not stunts alone.
"No Hindi film can work without the sensitivities and emotions
required. 'Krrish' had them and I believe 'Dhoom 2' will have them
The actor, who returns to Mumbai at the end of the month, is
overwhelmed by the feedback to "Krrish" in South Africa.
"They all love the film here. Virtually everyone seems to have seen
it. It's a great hit here. I just want to see how far it'll go. I wish
I was back home to see the impact 'Krrish' is creating. Never mind. If
I'm lucky I'll enjoy the success of both 'Krrish' and 'Dhoom 2'