Q&A with Hrithik Roshan


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Hrithik Roshan

After Superman, Spiderman, Iron Man and Batman, gear up to witness the next superhero sensation to hit screens globally with Krrish in ‘Krrish 3’. A marvel in the superhero revolution, ‘Krrish 3’, is a newest rendition of the superhero genre, led by international cinema supremo Hrithik Roshan.

KrrishThe return of the all-action hero sees Roshan once again don the famous attire and take to the streets as he attempts to take down his biggest nemesis to date, Kaal. With the first two installments of the Krrish trilogy proving a massive hit across the globe, this latest chapter is expected to be the biggest and best yet.

With the film set to launch nationwide on Friday 1st November, Hrithik Roshan caught up with the Asian Express to discuss this year’s most anticipated superhero flick.

1. You are undoubtedly one of the biggest stars in Bollywood obviously doesn’t come easy, where does your determination and passion stem from?

My family has been my biggest inspiration – they are my true role models and they continue to be. My parents through to my grandparents have seen and experienced all shades of life, the good, the bad, and always faced any situation God presented to them fearlessly together. We share a unified bond which I also instill in my own little family with my wife children.

2. 2013 sees the third instalment of Krrish, a franchise that you are renowned for, what can the audience expect?

I think the audiences are going to be in for a treat with Krrish – if you loved the first two films, you will adore this edition. Krrish is our home production and it was like coming home. I did miss Krrish’s character.

3. Filmmakers from Bollywood have tried to make superhero movies before and they haven’t been as successful, what are you doing that is so different?

I feel the Krrish franchise has worked as we have listened to the audience, not just in India but globally. We always aim to deliver a film to them that we hope will appeal to their tastes and aspirations. I never like to operate with an insular mind-set.

To produce a superhero film, one key factor to remember is that the focus should be on creating a connectivity between the narrative, the characters and the audience as the story of the superhero him the person. There is a hero in everyone. The focus should not be to make a superhero film that boasts style through special fx and never before seen technology but no substance. A balance needs to be met.

Also Krrish is really not about me. To make a film like this you need a team. An actor is nothing, he is a tool, he is the paint, but you need the painter to make it work. Our team is so strong on Krrish 3 and this is the key to our success. You cannot simply rely on the fame and popularity of an actor to make a film such as this.

4. With the huge amount of excitement generated from the trailer for Krrish 3 expectations are very high, how do you deal with that?

I am very ecstatic and truly humbled by the views the trailer has generated. For me I am glad that the expectations are high as when audience have high expectations it only pushes you to stretch yourself to do more for them. I enjoy a challenge and I think that Krrish 3 presented us with a lot of difficulties, but you only get out what you put into a film and I am very happy with the finished product.

5. Some of the special effects that we saw in the trailer are truly breath-taking, how much time was devoted to making these sequences?

My father wanted to do all of the special effects in India, it is common in Indian cinema to outsource the special effects for a film to other countries, but my father and I believe that we have the talent in India and that we just need to give them the support and time they need to make a polished and believable finished product. The sequences that you have seen in the trailer are the result of this and I think they look fantastic.

6. What else can audiences look forward to seeing from you?

2013 was a busy year with Krrish 3 and the filming of Bang Bang with Katrina. 2014 is another year packed with lots of exciting projects including some other ventures outside of the film industry.

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