Along with having the perfect body, the Greek God of Bollywood seems to have everything. By making a debut in Kaho Na…. Pyar Hai, he made his mark and proved his versatility in his acting and dancing skills. Here are some of the incredible facts about 40-year-old heartthrob we bet you don’t know. Have a look on the 10 Most Interesting and Unknown Facts about Hrithik Roshan.
Before making debut in 2000 with Kaho Na Pyar Hai, only a few of his fans know that he has been a child artist. He started acting at a very young age of 6 years in Bollywood when his granddad casted him in Aastha (1980). He danced on the sets without asking from him. His family and friends fondly call him “Duggu”. He played a main role in a 1986 film Bhagwaan Dada. Starring Sridevi and Superstar Rajni, the film also had Hrithik as Rajni’s adopted son. He shared screen space with some mega stars and he showed his dancing prowess in this film. He played a main and big role in the film Bhagwaan Dada.
J Om Prakash, the director producer is his maternal grandfather. Roshan Lal Nagrath, a famous composer and classical musician, is his paternal grandfather. He composed music in the decades of 1940s, 1950s and 1960s for the movies. Ira Roshan was his paternal grandmother and a music composer. After the death of his grandfather, Ira composed the rest of the music for his film. Rajesh Roshan, his uncle, is also a famous music composer who also composed the music for Kaho Naa… Pyar hai. His father, Rakesh Roshan, was a well-known actor. His ex-wife Sussanne was the daughter of Sanjay Khan, a yesteryear actor who gained his fame by playing as Tipu Sultan on TV. It seems that his entire family is gifted with incredible artistic skills.
In order to pursue his dream of starting career as an actor, he left the well-known UCLA College in the US in order to learn everything about film making and he started it from scratch. While helping his family engaged in films, Hrithik sweep the floors and make tea for all on sets. But he was focused on his dream. He had a big trouble with stammering and he was very thin. To bulk up, he took bodybuilding and dancing lessons. He also started dealing with his stammering by taking speech therapy classes. Then he debuted with Kaho Naa… Pyar Hai produced by his father. Kareena Kapoor was initially selected for the film but she left because of some conflicts. Then they took Ameesha Patel for the film, and the rest is history. The film became one of the blockbusters of that time and made Hrithik a star.
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In his life, he had back-to-back flops after a great success. Some of his unsuccessful films like Na Tum Jaano Na Hum, Aap Mujhe Achche Lagne Lage and Mujhse Dosti Karoge made 2002 an unsuccessful year for him. In 2003, he gave another flop “Main Prem Ki Diwani Hoon”. Finally, he started focusing only on solo projects to prove him. Hrithik was portrayed in a different avatar in “Koi… Mil Gaya”, that was his home production. It was the first sci-fi film in India.
Films like Dhoom 2, Krrish and Jodhaa Akbar were some of his successful films. He played the role of a quadriplegic for Guzaarish, produced by Sanjay Leela Bhansali but it was banged at box office. Though film was failed, audience still praised his performance.
Hrithik is fond of cats and he is known to be big hearted. When fatally sick, patients told that they wanted to meet him and he obliges. His debut film “Kaho Naa…” broke all box office records and bagged all the major awards in 2000. He became the overnight sensation and his fan following had drastically increased and girls were fainting for him across the world. He got whopping 30000 proposals for marriage on Valentine’s Day when his film was released. He prefers performing his own stunts. As a result, he suffered several injuries on the shoots and he also developed scoliosis (a medical condition in which spine is curved and appears like “?” or “S”) when he was 21 years old. He proved everyone wrong who said he couldn’t continue his acting career.