This month as we bring you a new edition of Stars:
Then and Now, caught under BollyCurry's
scanner is a star who garnered overnight success as soon as he stepped
industry, none other than the Bollywood heartthrob, Hrithik Roshan.
Roshan is a dignified actor and a celebrated dancer
of the tinsel town. He is one of the handful successful actors who
entered this glamorous industry at a young age and has managed to steal
hearts all over the world. Here's a walkthrough of Hrithik's journey
through his films,
since the time he was a child actor to the well-known and established
star that he is today.
Not known to many, Roshan's first
acquaintance with the camera was at the age of six on the set of his
grandfather - J. Om Prakash's movie. Little Roshan was unaware of the
fact that he was being recorded while merrily grooving at the interlude
the song "Jaane Hum Sadak Ke Logon Se", a footage which was later used
(1980). Next he was seen in
Aap Ke Deewane
(1980) as the young
Rahim sharing his tricycle with Ram in the song "Ram Kare Allah Kare", and in Aas Paas
(1981) as the young messenger
between the protagonists in the song "Shehar Mein Charcha Hai". He also played
a small role in the Punjabi movie Aasra
(1983) directed by J. Om Prakash.
Hrithik had uncredited appearances
until now in his family's movies and was considered a lucky mascot by
all. However a substantial role only came his way in the form of the
character Govinda in the
movie Bhagwan Dada (1986). The child artist who was cast originally fell ill and the role landed in little Roshan's lap. He played
the protagonist's adopted son who is the reason of the latter's redemption and
a very important character for the theme of the film. Despite working with
ace actors like Rajnikanth, Rakesh Roshan, Danny Denzongpa and Sridevi, young Roshan
made his presence felt due to his acting prowess. Later he then went onto assisting
his father in various movies including King
Uncle (1993), Karan Arjun (1995)
and Koyla (1997).
Hrithik Roshan finally made his big debut as
the protagonist with Rakesh Roshan's Kaho
Naa... Pyaar Hai. The movie was an instant success amongst the
audience as well as at the box-office and was declared a blockbuster. It
was the highest
grossing film in 2000 and the movie won the Filmfare Best Movie Award,
while Hrithik received the Filmfare for Best Male Debut and Best Actor.
He then went on to act in Fiza (2000) and Yaadein (2001), both of which weren't received well by the audiences, until Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham... (2001) came
along. Even amongst the ensemble cast of the greatest actors of the industry,
Roshan's role was highly appreciated, a platform where he outdid himself. Thereafter, he
had an altering graph with movies that didn't do well like Yaadein (2001), Aap Mujhe
Achche Lagne Lage (2002), Kites (2010)
and Guzaarish (2010). On the other hand his hit
films include Koi... Mil Gaya (2003), Lakshya (2004), Krrish (2006), Dhoom 2 (2006),
Jodhaa Akbar (2008), Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara (2011), Agneepath (2012)and Krrish 3 (2013).
Although Roshan's graph has seen the high ups and
low downs, today he has surely managed to make a place for himself in
the industry and a name that will leave a legacy. Hrithik is one of the
finest actors as well as dancers of Bollywood and his upcoming stint
Bang Bang, the Bollywood remake of English movie Knight and Day, is
eagerly awaited by the audience. We at BollyCurry wish him all the
that he deserves and desires as he continues to charm the industry and
his fans alike with his sultry moves and impeccable acting.
Editors: Komal P. and Sonia R.
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