Post-Injury reflection: Hrithik Roshan holds crutches as he shares Valentine's Day note

Hrithik Roshan took to his social media account as he shared his post-injury picture with crutches.

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Hrithik Roshan, known for his larger-than-life persona on screen, recently revealed a vulnerable side on Valentine's Day. The Bollywood heartthrob took to Instagram to share his thoughts on self-love, acceptance, and healing, following a recent muscle pull. Hrithik Roshan suffered a muscle pull recently and has been suggested to use crutches by his physician. The superstar took to Instagram and shared a mirror selfie while taking the support of crutches. 

In a candid post, Hrithik shared a personal anecdote about his grandfather's refusal to use a wheelchair, highlighting societal notions of strength and masculinity. 

He expressed sadness at witnessing his grandfather's struggle to uphold a strong image despite needing assistance for an injury. He wrote, 

"Good afternoon. How many of you out there ever needed to be on crutches or a wheelchair n how did that make you feel?

I remember my grandfather refusing to sit on a wheelchair at the airport because it wouldn’t align with his own mental image of himself as “strong”. I remember saying “But Deda, its just an injury and nothing to do with how old you are! It will help heal the injury n not damage it further!” It made me so sad to see how strong he needed to be just to hide the fear n embarrassment on the inside. I couldn’t make sense of it. Made me feel helpless. I argued that the age factor is not applicable cause he needs the wheelchair for an injury and not his old age. He refused n kept the strong image on display for strangers (who literally didn’t care). It worsened his pain and delayed the healing.

There definitely is merit in that kind of conditioning, its a virtue. It’s the mentality of a soldier. My dad comes from the same conditioning. MEN are strong. 💪

He further wrote, 

"But if you say soldiers never need crutches And even when they medically do, they must refuse, just for the sake of keeping the illusion of strong intact, Then I just think that the virtue has been stretched so far that it borders on plain stupidity. I believe true strength is being relaxed , composed and fully aware that nothing, not crutches, not a wheelchair, not any inability or vulnerability - and certainly not any sitting position can lessen or alter the image of that GIANT that you are on the inside. Strength is not always being Rambo against all odds with a machine gun saying “fuck em!”

That’s applicable sure . Sometimes. And it’s the kind we all aspire for. Even me."

The War actor concluded saying, 

"But the more coveted one is strength when there is no one to fight on the outside. It’s that quiet fight on the inside between you and the “image” of you. If you come out of that one feeling like wanting to do a slow dance by yourself , then you’re my hero. Anyways, pulled a muscle yesterday woke up wanting to reach out about this notion of strength. This is ofcourse a bigger conversation , the crutches is just a metaphor.If you get it, you get it."

The actor's heartfelt message resonated with fans, sparking discussions about the true meaning of strength and vulnerability. Despite his own injury, Hrithik's words served as a reminder of the power of self-reflection and personal growth.

As Hrithik continues his journey towards healing, fans eagerly await his upcoming projects, including the highly anticipated 'War 2' directed by Ayan Mukerji, where he will share the screen with Jr. NTR and Kiara Advani.

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