We plays a superhero with such flourish in the ‘Krrish’ series. And he leaves you speechless with his shenanigans in ‘Bang Bang’. But under all that polish and pizzazz, is a tale of true grit. The actor has battled a series of setbacks in life to not just stay afloat, but soar!
One look at Hrithik Roshan and the aspect that leaves you speechless at first sight is his awesome bod. However, it’s muscle of another kind that he is actually more concerned with – mental muscle.
“Mental muscle can only be built in times of adversity – when you’re going through a struggle, pain or a suffering. Remember that’s your opportunity, that’s your gym to work out. Just as you go to the gym to work out on your body, an adversity is the gym for the mind… That’s the time you have to build your mental muscle by disciplining yourself, by focussing on your actions and by not sitting for more than ten minutes to think ‘Why is life so unfair?’ Then you have to snap out of it.” Thus declared the actor who makes no secret of the fact that he lives each moment of his life with focus, discipline and by challenging the impossibilities!
There has been no dearth of crises in Hrithik’s life. From his stammering issue, to witnessing his father’s failure as an actor and his surviving a gunshot attack, to his sister Sunaina’s battle with cancer, his own critical brain surgery and the breakdown of his marriage… the bad times have flown fast and furious in his face. Yet he chooses to call his story “a fairytale”!
Hrithik, whose ‘Bang Bang’ released on Friday on the festival of Dussehra, believes man’s biggest demon is his “own mind”. He explains, “What you think is impossible, is just that Raavan in your mind. You’ll have to kill that demon to focus on other people and towards contribution to the world,” said the actor.
“It’s a journey,” he adds, “But once you learn to trick your mind, then you always have the right tools and right rules to live by… I think that’s something I feel very responsible towards. Knowing the struggles I’ve been through and looking at where I am today, it’s such a large paradox that it sounds like a fairytale. It sounds unreal. But if I can do it, I also want my children to know that it’s possible,” he said.