Posted on February 21, 2014 at 11:40 pm

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From Fashion Icon to Bollywood Hero and Global Superstar: An Interview With Hrithik Roshan!

From launching his own clothing range HRx – Push Your Extreme to filming his latest movie ‘Bang Bang’ and venturing into directing and producing, Hrithik Roshan is a man with multiple talents. Well he’s hot and he can dance and has done so well in many films over the years! With a reputation of excellence in the Bollywood industry, Hrithik’s hard-work and versatility projected him onto the international scene as one of the most acclaimed Indian actors of his generation. The guy just doesn’t stop at all and now he’s on another role for another film called Bang Bang!

You may recall him from the 2013 blockbuster hit film Krrish 3, where he played India’s first superhero. The film was produced by him and the trailer received more views than Hollywood films Avengers and Thor, with over 16 million hits. With par excellence acting and dancing skills, a striking Greek God persona, and a string of box office hits to his credit with several more anticipated, superstar Hrithik Roshan has earned himself much critical acclaim during his acting tenure.

Hrithik also took the brand endorsement world by storm, by becoming the ambassador for international brands such as RADO, Oppo Mobiles and Mountain Dew. He is also one of only a few Indian actors to have his waxwork at the world-famous Madame Tussauds in London.

Check out this interview which talks all about the film and more!

1. How do you rate yourself as a dancer? Aamir Khan thinks you’re damn good?

My passion for dance has been there for as long as I can remember. Watching Michael Jackson dance effortlessly, definitely fueled that passion. Though I don’t think I am a great dancer hence I practice a lot to achieve all that I can when I am on the dance floor. I would love to do some live stage shows hopefully soon! If the right opportunity arises to take part in a dance concert, then I’ll certainly consider it.

 

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2. Tell us a bit more about your fashion line? How did that happen?

I always envisioned HRx – Push Your Extreme to be a platform that could inspire people to bring out their best and to never give up. My team together with Afsar Zaidi from Exceed Entertainment and Sid Shah from The Wild East Group have taken my philosophy and turned it into a brand. HRx together also represents an extreme state of mind that inspires one to be the best version of themselves. The lightweight product range includes comfortable casuals as well as leisure sportswear teamed with sports footwear for men. The products are made of premium fabrics crafted with a contemporary slim fit and dominated by vibrant colours.The business model for HRx has been conceptualised by Exceed and The Wild East Group. They have positioned it as the first celebrity brand extension in India, thought-through and built in the same way heritage brands are in Western countries, where licensees will be appointed in different categories bringing in specific expertise.

3. We hear you’re off to the US for a health check-up? What’ll happen to your movie projects?

I have completed my health check-ups and, with the grace of God, all film schedules are going as per plan!

4. What movies are next in line for you?

I have resumed shooting ‘Bang Bang’, which is India’s take on the Hollywood blockbuster Knight and Day, which also stars Katrina Kaif. Bang Bang is set to be a roller-coaster of action and emotions, infused with a generous helping of fun, romance and great song and dance routines. The script is intriguing and cleverly unwinds into a thrilling and interesting story.

5. Have you thought about venturing into producing/directing yet?

I actually began my work in the industry behind the screen, assisting my father, so venturing into producing and direction has always been on my mind. In fact I had a very hands-on role with Krrish 3 and was very much a part of the creative and production processes. Being both behind and in front of the camera for a film like Krrish 3 was sincerely a dream come true and epitomises what I have dreamt of in my work.

6. Tell us a bit more about your fitness regime, what kind of diet you follow and what’s your favorite foods?

I do work out every day, ensuring I exercise at least five to six times a week without fail. I eat sensibly and healthily. This doesn’t mean that I don’t indulge occasionally! But on the whole, I do try and stick to a balanced diet comprising all food groups. To remain fit, you must be strong mentally, not just physically, that for me is the key. My fitness workout is a major release for me, my own method of relaxation.

Now you tell us this is one hard-working actor that is making moves across the globe left and right! Stay tuned for more updates and for all those fans in America, he is attending the IIFA awards in Tampa Bay! Stay tuned for more on that here on UrbanAsian.com!