Hrithik to refrain from action scenes


By Subhash K. Jha

Mumbai, Jan 14 (IANS) Indian superhero Hrithik Roshan, who has just recovered from a serious knee injury, says he will avoid doing stunts for some time.

"I need to be very careful for a while. No serious stunts and action scenes for a while. My body has served its warning rather effectively. I had no choice but to obey the warning signals. It would be some time before I get back into full-on action scenes," Hrithik, who turned 34 last week, told IANS.

"I pretend it's not a special day. But it never turns out that way," laughed Hrithik.

Apparently, Hrithik gets the maximum birthday greetings in Bollywood.

"I wouldn't know. But, yes, the quantity of love that I receive on this day is overwhelming," laughed Hrithik shyly.

He was up and about from early in the morning.

"I wanted to make sure I answered each one of the greetings personally before Hrehaan gets up."

Alas, Hrithik proposes, Hrehaan disposes. The scion of the Roshan family was up and about claiming Papa's attentions. And Hrithik was happy to give it all.

"The last year I've really had no time for the family. The injury has given me a chance to be at home and spend time with my wife and son."

And how was the birthday celebrated this year?

"Every year I like to do something associated with my work on my birthday. As luck would have it, on the evening before my birthday, it was the launch of my 'Jodhaa-Akbar' music. I loved that.

"It was one of the most well-organised music functions of my career. After that it was friend Ambika Hinduja's engagement party. So we went for that. Then we were home for the rest of the evening."

So where was the cake and the rest of the birthday trappings?

"Oh! All that happened. Suzanne always makes sure my birthdays are special."