When Hrithik Roshan wanted to quit films after his father Rakesh Roshan was shot
On that unfateful day of January 21, 2001, filmmaker Rakesh Roshan was shot with two bullets in his arm and chest by gangster Abu Salem’s gang members. Apparently, post the success of ‘Kaho Naa… Pyaar Hai’, Abu Salem had demanded a share of profits from the overseas collection, which Rakesh Roshan refused. Thus, he sent two of his gang mates to shoot Roshan Senior. However, call it God’s grace or sheer luck, he defeated death and survived the dangerous incident. Eventually, the attackers were caught. However, one cannot forget the disturbing incident which shook up Bollywood.
So, in an interview with Simi Garewal, in the early phase of his career, Hrithik Roshan spoke about the disturbing incident which actually had him on the verge of quitting Bollywood, just after a blockbuster debut. He said in the interview, “From shock to anger to seeing dad there on the hospital bed, it was like I had never seem him like this. Basically, I just wanted to quit. I really wanted to just quit films. Because I knew it was directly or indirectly responsible of what had happened to him and nothing was worth it. So, I just wanted to quit and sometimes I think that I should have. Because it’s very disillusional. Maybe it goes from bad to worse.”
He further said, “I know I had that chance then and I didn’t take the first step. So, I can’t hold anybody else responsible for not doing anything about it. I didn’t do anything about it.” A surprised Simi immediately asked him if he would have appreciated the same, had his father been the one to make the choice of quitting, post this ordeal. To which he replied, “Now you ask me what I went through, this is what I went through, that’s what I wanted to do. But, as you can see I did not quit, so I did it your way.” Simi even went on to ask him as to what would have been the scenario, had this unfortunate incident not taken place. Hrithik said that things would have been different as he would have enjoyed the success of his debut movie then. He had told people that he would wait for a week after the release of his movie and then read through the reviews. He was waiting for the Saturday, but sadly, a day before, his dad was shot. So for him it was a dream-come-true moment to see his movie become a superhit but call it the cruelty of fate, it coincided with a nightmarish incident. Such is life! (Also Read:Hrithik lauds sister Sunaina’s amusing physical transformation)
It was a miracle of sorts that his father survived those bullets and emerged victorious. Also, Hrithik’s stardom kept on increasing and today he is one of the most successful actors in the industry.
Check out the full interview of Hrithik Roshan here:
When Sanjay Dutt didn't wake up for two days after taking drugs
Sunil and Nargis Dutt’s son, Sanjay Dutt‘s life has been a roller-coaster ride. Born in 1959, Sanjay Dutt’s life has always been under the media scanner. Though we know how eventful his life has been, after watching the trailer of his upcoming biopic ‘Sanju’, we all were quite surprised to know certain things about the various phases of this actor’s life. The film will apparently highlight all the highs and lows of Sanjay Dutt’s life in which his addiction to drugs will also form an integral part.
We came across an old video interview of the actor with veteran actress Simi Garewal from her show ‘Rendezvous with Simi Garewal’. In this interview, the actor spilled the beans on how badly his life got affected by his addiction to drugs. He went on to narrate an incidence where he once sniffed Heroin and went on to sleep for straight two days! (Also Read:‘Sanju’: Rajkumar Hirani recreates a scene from ‘Munna Bhai M.B.B.S’ after 15 years!)
Sanjay woke up in the morning next day feeling extremely hungry. He asked his servant to make something for him but was shocked to see his servant cry. When Sanjay asked him why he was crying, the servant told him that he had woken up after two long days. This specific incident had left his entire family scared. After this episode, the actor understood that it was time to wake up and smell the coffee before it gets too late.
You can check out his full interview below:
The actor later went into rehabilitation and came out clean. ‘Sanju’, directed by Rajkumar Hirani, has Ranbir Kapoor playing Sanjay Dutt. Also starring Sonam Kapoor, Paresh Rawal, Vicky Kaushal, Manisha Koirala in pivotal roles, the film is all set to hit the silver screens on June 29. Till then stay tuned for more such interesting stories.
Ranbir Kapoor gave these many retakes for a scene in 'Saawariya'
Director Sanjay Leela Bhansali and the word perfection go hand in hand. The man is extremely particular when it comes to his film and takes care of even the minutest details in every scene. This is also the reason why most of his films are blockbusters. One of the actors who was privileged enough to work with this man is none other than Ranbir Kapoor. Mr Kapoor made his Bollywood debut with SLB’s directorial ‘Saawariya’. Though the movie did not work wonders at the box office, it did give a fair amount of recognition to Ranbir.
In a recent interaction with senior journalist Anupama Chopra, the actor recalled his ‘Saawariya’ days and spoke about the no. of retakes he had to deliver for one particular scene in the song ‘Jab Se Tere Naina.’ (Also Read:In Pics: Lovebirds Ranbir Kapoor and Alia Bhatt visit Sanjay Dutt’s residence)
The actor said,” I started with Sanjay Leela Bhansali and he doesn’t do anything less than 45 takes. So even if I had to turn my head, I probably had to give 50 takes. There was a shot in this so-called ‘towel song’ Jab Se Tere Naina, where I had to roll back on this chair and fall down and the towel had to fall in a certain way with my leg showing and there was one shot where I was lying down laughing and I had to get up and sing a song and he’s very particular about what beat you catch, he’s a very musical director – you fall on this beat, you lift your head here, you laugh here – everything is musical. I did 45 or 50 takes one day and my back really broke. The next morning when I came back, he said, ‘No, I’ve not got it’ and I had to do another 70 takes.”
Well, that is something huge but then if you wish to get appreciation from a man like Bhansali, you ought to put in that much amount of effort.