Differently abled characters helped Hrithik Roshan discover his abilities

Actor Hrithik Roshan has effectively portrayed every character with extreme dedication. Be it a superhero, a ruler, a person with disability, a thief, he has done it all.

But, for Hrithik, playing differently abled characters has had a bigger influence on his life as he had to fight his own personal limitations. His roles in movies like ‘Koi… Mil Gaya’, ‘Guzaarish‘ and ‘Kaabil’, all had completely different storylines but they all saw him portray a character fighting a certain disability. (Also Read:Hrithik Roshan is super excited for ‘Kaabil’ co-star Yami Gautam’s upcoming film ‘Sarkar 3’)

The recently released ‘Kaabil’ which saw him play a visually-impaired man clicked at the box office, but for him only box office success is not everything. Here’s what he says, “I am really glad that the film has done well but as actors we also look for something more permanent than box office success. I was going through a difficult time in my life when i was shooting for ‘Kaabil’. I needed to fight my own limitations in order to play this character.”


Also, be it Rohit in ‘Koi Mil Gaya’, Ellen Mascarenhas in ‘Guzaarish’ and Rohan Bhatnagar in ‘Kaabil’, each of these characters were emotionally intelligent. Adds Hrithik, “Perhaps I connect with these characters at some level. It must be some sort of coincidence that I have played these characters but in each of my performances my directors helped me a lot. I have had my own struggles with my physical self. I did stammer as a kid and I am aware how socially awkward and debilitating it can get.”

His performance in the January release ‘Kaabil’ is said to be one of his finest till date. Here’s what he has to say, “Kaabil was a different experience for me personally. Perhaps more than the accolades and the box office success what will remain with me is an invaluable understanding. I perhaps realized for the first time that the phrase differently abled is not a polite word for disabled people. They are ACTUALLY differently abled. I didn’t play Rohan Bhatnagar as a disabled guy, I played a guy who believes in himself. My way of seeing them has changed forever.”

Well said, Hrithik!

'Tiger Zinda Hai' and 'Jagga Jasoos' win big at the IIFA 2018 Technical Awards

'Tiger Zinda Hai' and 'Jagga Jasoos' win big at the IIFA 2018 Technical Awards

It is that time of the year again! When all our Bollywood stars glam up overseas for the biggest awards night. Yes, we are talking about International Indian Film Academy awards, popularly known as IIFA. This time the awards are taking place in Thailand, Bangkok and B-town actors have already left the country for the same. From Karan Johar, Anil Kapoor, Bobby Deol to Varun Dhawan, Shraddha Kapoor, Kartik Aaryan and Arjun Kapoor, these actors have taken over the foreign land.


The mega event which kicked off on 22nd June is set to end today with a starry night. But before the main event takes place and the celebs take away the limelight, the unsung heroes of the movies were honoured last night. IIFA Rocks, which is especially held for the technical categories took place last night, and we got our hands on to the complete winners’ list of the same. (Also Read:Karan Johar captures his ‘happy 5’ and it will remind you of your guy gang!)

Differently abled characters helped Hrithik Roshan discover his abilities

Check out who won big at IIFA Rocks:

Best Background Score

– Pritam (‘Jagga Jasoos’)

Best Choreography

– Vijay Ganguly & Ruel Dausan Varindan (‘Jagga Jasoos’)

Best VFX

– Prasad Vasant Sutar (‘Jagga Jasoos’)

Best Screenplay

– Nitesh Tiwari & Shreyas Jain (‘Bareilly ki Barfi’)

Best Dialogue

– Hitesh Kewalya (‘Shubh Mangal Saavdhan’)

Best Cinematography

– Marcin Laskawiec (‘Tiger Zinda Hai’)

Best Sound Design

– Dileep Subramaniam & Ganesh Gangadharan (‘Tiger Zinda Hai’)

Best Editing

– Shweta Venkat Mathew (‘Newton’)

Best Lyrics

– Nusrat Fateh Ali, A1 Melody Fana & Manoj Muntashir (‘Mere Rashqe Qamar’ – ‘Baadshaho’)

Best Playback Singer (Male)

– Arijit Singh (‘Hawaayein’ – ‘Jab Harry Met Sejal’)

Best Playback Singer (Female)

– Meghna Mishra (‘Main Kaun Hoon’ – ‘Secret Superstar’)

 

Speaking about the main event which is to be held tonight, it will be hosted by the newbie Kartik Aaryan and singer turned actor Ayushmann Khurrana. The event will also see actors like Varun Dhawan, Kartik Aaryan, Arjun Kapoor, Kriti Sanon and Nushrat Bharucha perform live on their songs.

Revealed: The secret behind Ranbir, Alia, Rishi and Sanjay Dutt's meeting

Revealed: The secret behind Ranbir, Alia, Rishi and Sanjay Dutt's meeting

A few days back, smiling pictures of Ranbir Kapoor along with his papa Rishi Kapoor and Sanjay Dutt had surfaced on the internet. Joining them was none other than Kapoor Jr’s ladylove, Alia Bhatt. And while everyone was assuming that it was just another bonding sessions, it was recently revealed that the the four met to discuss an upcoming project! Shocking, isn’t it?


Apparently, a source spilled the beans of their meeting and told DNA that Sanjay visited Rishi because he wanted the senior actor to do a qawwali song in his movie ‘Prasthaanam’. The movie in question is produced by the actor and his better-half Manyata Dutt. (Also Read:In Pics: Lovebirds Ranbir Kapoor and Alia Bhatt visit Sanjay Dutt’s residence)

Differently abled characters helped Hrithik Roshan discover his abilities

Image Source - Yogen Shah
Differently abled characters helped Hrithik Roshan discover his abilities
Image Source - Yogen Shah

The source also revealed, “Rishi sir has said yes. Now, the other modalities like the dates of the shoot are being worked out.” That is quite a revelation. Anway, talking about their respective projects, Alia Bhatt is currently shooting for ‘Kalank‘ which is a multi-starrer featuring Sanjay Dutt, Varun Dhawan, Sonakshi Sinha, Madhuri Dixit, whereas Ranbir Kapoor is gearing up for the release of Rajkumar Hirani’s directorial ‘Sanju’, wherein the actor plays the reel, Sanjay Dutt.

Differently abled characters helped Hrithik Roshan discover his abilities
Image Source - Yogen Shah

‘Sanju’ also features Dia Mirza, Anushka Sharma, Sonam Kapoor, Jim Sarbh, Paresh Rawal, Boman Irani, Karishma Tanna in pivotal roles. Besides this, Ranbir has Ayan Mukerji’s superhero fantasy film ‘Brahmastra’ starring Alia, Amitabh Bachchan and television actress Mouni Roy .