'There are moments I've felt almost invincible'
Interview: Archana Masih
Taking on the criticism that it is only his father, director Rakesh Roshan, that brings out the best in him, Hrithik Roshan says it has just happened that his better films have been his father's.
"It is almost as if you are trying to discount my talent," he says.
In the third part of his exclusive interview to rediff.com, the actor speaks about his father, actress Priyanka Chopra, his co-star in Krrish, and Rang De Basanti.
Do you feel more confident about working with your dad?
In certain ways yes, in certain ways no.
Dad always treats me like an actor, he never treats me like a star. He is conscious about the approach to my work. He knows the amount of time I would need to prepare, he doesn't take me for granted. It is very transparent and crystal clear to each other.
When I work outside it is taken for granted that it is Hrithik, he can do anything and I am treated like a star. So there are moments when I've felt almost invincible when I am working with somebody outside because that's the kind of feel they like to give me, which is false of course, but sometimes it makes me feel wow -- am I all that?
Working with dad I feel like just a worker. There is no awareness of the star tag at all. Sometimes I forget that I am the star of the film at all with the work at hand.
Your father has indicated making a sequel to Krrish.
If you come thinking superhero, you're not going to get it. But when you leave the theatre and look back you do say -- 'This guy is a superhero. He can save the world.' But in this film he doesn't take the responsibility of saving the world. That's not what the film is about, it's about a personal battle, a personal story.
Spiderman, Superman were characters taken from comic books. They didn't have to be created for the first time visually in a movie. It (Krrish) had no history which is why this film creates that history first. It creates the space for the birth of a superhero.
Who knows what he can do after Krrish? Maybe in part II he will be an all out superhero who takes on a super villain.
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