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Rakesh Roshan: I won’t work with any hero except Hrithik

Rakesh Roshan recently wishes his son Hrithik Roshan. While remembering him he says – “Hrithik was just 9 when he did my father-in-law’s film Bhagwan Dada. Hrithik was not supposed to do the film. But the child actor who had a pivotal role with Rajnikanth fell ill. My father-in-law director J OmPrakash insisted, ‘Let’s take Duggu.’ I was against the idea. ‘Daddy, Duggu can’t act!’ I protested. I wanted Hrithik to focus on his studies. We’d have never known there was  a brilliant actor lurking in him if my father-in-law had not insisted.”

Rakesh Roshan memorizes Hrithik Roshan first shot being 9 year old kid and says – “Since along with Rajnikanth and Sridevi I also played the lead in Bhagwan Dada I was there on the first day of shooting when Hrithik had to give his first shot.It was with Sridevi. I  was so nervous and embarrassed that I hid behind a pillar on the sets, just watching  my son quietly. I could see him very quiet , not communicating with anybody. I thought he was just not interested. But when he gave his first shot he was perfect!!  Like Sridevi, my son transformed when the  camera was on. That was the moment I realized my son had it in him to be an actor. We already knew he was a natural-born dancer.Before that I thought of him as quiet boy lost in his own world of  studies and school. But the way he did his death scene in Bhagwan Dada left me stumped. How could a 9-year old boy who doesn’t even know about death, play dead so convincingly?! That’s when we knew.”


Meanwhile, Rakesh Roshan gets emotional and shares his feelings

Talking about all Rakesh Roshan shares – “He can work with outside directors.But I’d never work with any other actor, unless I am making an out-and-out heroine-oriented film like Khoon Bhari Maang. I might be tempted to make a film with a female protagonist. But only  if Hrithik is too busy to work with me. When I was an actor I could feel a filmmaker lurking within me. But I was never satisfied as an actor. I had a big hit like KaamChor .But that helped Jaya Prada’s career, not mine. I knew God wanted me to be a director.Now I feel Hrithik who is such a successful actor, far more than I ever could be,  has a filmmaker lurking within him. He will hundred percent direct a film some day.Mark my  words, he’ll be a very fine director.I am sure of that.He may not be a good producer, but he’ll be a terrific director.”

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