Mil Gaya is a super duper hit. The critics, media and
the public have all appreciated the movie as well as
the performance of Hrithik. Hrithik failed to give a
single solo-hit after 'Kaho Na Pyar Hai' and it was
being said that if the actor fails this time it would
be the end of his career. But the actor didn't care
about the risk involved in making this film and accepting
this role. He put in this best and faith in God and
has emerged triumphant. He has once again won the hearts
of the audience by his superb and extraordinary performance.
Excerpts of an interview with Sanyukta, SeasonsIndia
..Mil Gaya is a super hit, how do you feel?
am thrilled. We took a risk by making a film with this
story line and we are lucky that the film has been appreciated
by one and all.
Roshan is on top once again, how do you feel?
(Laughs) Well if you ask me I don't think I was ever
on top. I just believe in hard work and mental satisfaction.
I think I have put my best in each and every film.
It's the media that puts you on top one day and brings
you down the next day. The media made me a superstar
after 'Kaho No Pyar Hai'. I made no such claims.
it difficult to portray the character of Rohit in
Yes, definitely it was very difficult. No star in
Bollywood has ever attempted this role. I had to work
on my body language, speech, everything. You see I
had to play a normal 11 year old kid trying to behave
like a grown up man. I had to find that 11-year-old
boy within me. And that was just the beginning of
my problems. Then, I had to interact constantly with
six other children on screen and at the same time
be in that same mental level as that of these kids.
So my performance couldn't be judged in isolation.
I had to look like I belonged to that group. And then
Rohit undergoes a transformation. It was tough because
I had to tear away bits of Rohit's childhood in every
scene in a very subtle way. It was a great experience
how did you prepare yourself for this character?
I would check in into a hotel and just sit there by
myself. I needed total isolation to feel and know
the character. I had to search within myself for the
11 yr old kid. I realized the essence of being a child
was happiness. Kids always try to find reasons to
get happy. I sat there in the hotel room trying to
make myself happy. I binged on chocolates and cakes
not caring about my weight. I watched all my favourite
films when I was a kid, like Superman. It was the
first film I saw. Well as I said I had to search for
the kid in myself and I just found it there. I just
relived my childhood.
us about your next release?
Well it's going to be Farhan Akhtar's 'Lakshya'. It's
got an intense patriotic theme. I am very much excited
about this film and am proud to be a part of the film.
what are your future plans?
Well as of now I need a break (smiles).