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Hrithik Roshan

The Bollywood star on playing Akbar in his forthcoming release, Jodhaa Akbar

Hrithik Roshan
Hrithik Roshan
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How was working with Ashutosh Gowarikar?

He’s one of the most evolved directors I’ve worked with. My primary reason for doing Jodhaa Akbar was that I wanted to work with him.

Your personal inputs to the role of Akbar?

I wanted Akbar to be my interpretation within the realm of the screenplay. I didn’t want to imitate or mimic what I might have seen.

Any difficulties you faced while shooting?

Hmm. There weren’t any particular difficulties that demarcated this one as more difficult than the other films I have done.

Is Akbar a complex character?

Very much so. In fact, that is what intrigued me and propelled me towards him.

Does a costume drama limit you?

On the contrary, it adds to the character. Costumes, jewellery...anything that makes the character more convincing is welcome.

Your first reaction to playing the role...

I did not look at Akbar from a historical viewpoint. I’m a believer in films and films are meant to entertain. I reacted purely to the drama and...

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