Hrithik Roshan, Farhan Akhtar and Abhay Deol staring Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara complete 10 years of its release. Directed by Zoya Akhtar the film featured three friends who are on a trip to Spain as one of the friends Kabir played Abhay Deol is getting married. However, the trip proves to be a life-changer for them.
Recently, while talking to Etimes Hrithik said that his father’s friends thought doing this movie was a big mistake.
The actor said, “I would love to do another film like this where it’s with friends and it’s an ensemble. I remember when I signed this film on, a lot of my father’s friends were very concerned about me, out of sheer love for me. They thought I was making a big mistake, because I was playing one of the parts among three characters and it was certainly not the central character.”
Speaking about non of them was the central character of the film, which helped him, he said, “It wasn’t like I was the hero of the film and Farhan and Abhay were small parts of the film. The general rule at that time was that you have to uphold the star status, and I knew this film was talking about exactly the opposite. It kind of empowered me because it’s a story that I believed in, and I thought, ‘to hell with the status’, which is merely something that people give you”.
“The work that you do is something that comes out of your own desire. That’s where another seed got planted in my mind about ensemble films. It’s what we don’t get to see much. Not being confined by my position in the film, or the need to remain protected, here letting go was such a beautiful feeling. I think that seed grew into me wanting to do other such films when other actors were hesitant. I love doing two-hero, three-hero, four-hero films… the more, the merrier,” added Hrithik Roshan.
Talking about Zoya Akhtar he said, “I think the place where I come from makes other actors feel very secure because I’m not trying to grab more footage or impose. From my perspective, movies are bigger than stars. Look at what Zoya made me do in Luck By Chance! It was a small part and I loved doing it. He wasn’t even a hero, he was such a grey character but look at the feedback, the reactions that it got. I thoroughly enjoyed doing that, because it was so human and real”.