Advertisement
Wednesday, Oct 27, 2021
Outlook.com

Kaho Na Star Hai

Success has come easily to him, but Hrithik Roshan isn’t about to let it go to his head

Kaho Na Star Hai
Kaho Na Star Hai
outlookindia.com
-0001-11-30T00:00:00+05:53

Afew weeks ago, Hrithik Roshan was himself distributing his mobile number among film pros, requesting that they fix up a few interviews. And just a few days ago, after Kaho Naa Pyar Hai raised rabble and rave reviews, he’d acquired a secretary, was ducking calls. A sign that harked the birth of a star. The one that has hysterical college-kids, profiteering black ticket-sellers, hopeful film-makers appending the prefix ‘super’ to him, hoisting hope in an industry that’s been hitting the trough lately.

Weeks after Kaho’s release, the advance-booking queues still snake sinuously long outside theatres; black rates stand still at Rs 500 a ticket; trade reports continue to gush (the first week drew 99.87 per cent returns from ticket sales, the second kept up the tempo at 99.69 per cent and even the third didn’t slacken at 99.18 per cent in Mumbai-at par with a hit like Kuch Kuch Hota Hai); two lakh Hrithik photographs have been distributed outside cinema halls among delirious teenagers. Of course, there was also the shootout at his father, film-maker Rakesh Roshan, after Kaho... was declared a runaway success. "I’ve really been unable to enjoy my film’s success. It’s at once been a dream come true and a nightmare," he says.

Agonising about an "indirect responsibility for the shootout", the 26-year-old debutant even thought of quitting, but decided to cock a snook at his detractors. A nod from him today sends hordes of film-makers genuflecting. Still, Hrithik is fighting shy of going on a signing spree. There are films he’d signed in the pre-Kaho days-by the Tolani brothers for Gita Enterprises, Mohan Kumar, Babloo Pasricha, Vidhu Vinod Chopra’s Mission Kashmir in which he plays a militant and Filmfare editor Khalid Mohamed’s Fiza where he plays not his age, but a 15-year-old boy....

Advertisement

Outlook Newsletters

Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement

Read More from Outlook

Bombay High Court Adjourns Aryan Khan's Bail Application Till Tomorrow

Bombay High Court Adjourns Aryan Khan's Bail Application Till Tomorrow

Former Attorney General of India (AGI) Mukul Rohatgi appeared for Shah Rukh Khan’s son Aryan Khan, along with his existing legal counsel comprising Satish Manishinde and Amit Desai.

Explainer | Why A Lawyer Is Seeking FIR Against NCB's Wankhede For 'Extortion' In Aryan Khan Drugs Case

Explainer | Why A Lawyer Is Seeking FIR Against NCB's Wankhede For 'Extortion' In Aryan Khan Drugs Case

On Monday, a lawyer approached the Mumbai police with a complaint seeking registration of an FIR against Sameer Wankhede and five others for extortion in the drugs-on-cruise case.

IPL Controversy: CVC Capital Under BCCI Scanner

IPL Controversy: CVC Capital Under BCCI Scanner

The BCCI on Monday named RPSG Ventures Limited and Irelia Company Pte Ltd. (CVC Capital Partners) as owners of the new IPL teams from 2022.

'TMC & AAP On A Mission To Split Congress Votes And Help BJP In Goa': State Congress Chief

'TMC & AAP On A Mission To Split Congress Votes And Help BJP In Goa': State Congress Chief

Goa Congress president Girish Chodankar strongly asserted that the voters cannot be wooed with false promises and money as people are deeply rooted in the Congress.

Advertisement