'Krrish 3' will have powerful villain: Rakesh Roshan

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By Subhash K. Jha

Mumbai, Oct 10 (IANS) Director Rakesh Roshan says the villain's character in "Krrish 3" will be as powerful as Hrithik's character.

"This time the anti-hero will be as powerful as the hero. See, 'Krrish' saw the birth of the superhero. Now we'll see the superhero combating other forces," Rakesh Roshan told IANS.

In "Krrish", veteran actor Naseeruddin Shah had played the villain.

Rakesh is currently busy creating his first production for an outside director.

"Our first production, which I won't direct, is a comedy that my assistant Raja Sen will direct. It's a comedy called 'Krazy 4' with four main characters played by Irrfan Khan, Arshad Warsi, Rajpal Yadav and Suresh Menon. Diya Mirza plays the female lead.

"Raja Sen has been with me for the last three years and assisted me in three films. Since I'm working on the third superhero film, I let him do this script. We'll finish Raja's film before I start mine. Any film that comes from my banner has to be equally competent."

"Krrish 3" is presently in the scripting stage.

"I can't focus on more than one project at a time. Maybe that's my weakness. We're working on the script. The story has to be just right. The plot has to be inspiring. I've to get that gut feeling that the plot is right. The special effects aren't the main thing...the plot is. Until I'm happy with that I won't start 'Krissh 3'.

"Let's face it, we can't match 'Spiderman 3' in budget. But if they give 10 action scenes I'll do two with equal finesse. We've to out do them in content and count on Indian audiences being more interested in Hrithik than Tobey Maguire," the director said.

Rakesh Roshan agrees "Dhoom 2" and "Krrish" have taken Hrithik far ahead of competition.

"Luckily, he had a big success outside the home production. So now people have stopped saying he's workable only with me. Of course, we will always work together. No director understands him better than me, and he knows it. Our three films together have built a track record for ourselves. I've just seen some photographs of 'Jodha-Akbar'. Hrithik is looking terrific."

At home, grandson Hrehaan keeps Rakesh Roshan busy.

"Nothing gives me more pleasure than watching Hrithik and Hrehaan playing together. And since I've no movie on the floors right now I've all the time in the world to spend with him.

"We celebrated Hrehaan's first birthday recently. Seeing all those children in the house ... he was so surprised and delighted. I could see he was having a good time. Hrehaan is a very pleasant child."

Asked whom Hrehaan resembled, he said: "Both his parents...actually more of his mother Susanne than Hrithik."

He says that god has been very kind to him and his family.

"I'm not in competition with anyone. I just shut my eyes and ears to all the unhealthy competition in the industry. Nobody can make or break you. It's only your karma that guides your destiny."

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