Hrithik Roshan became an overnight star with his debut release Kaho Na Pyaar. The film was a blockbuster at the box office and won all the major awards.
He had not conventional Bollywood hero looks and was called a greek god thanks to his hunky, handsome and muscular physique. His release Mission Kashmir clashed with Shahrukh Khan starrer Mohabbatein directed by Aditya Chopra. They were coming after the iconic DDLJ. But the trade went into shock when Mission Kashmir comfortably beat Mohabbatien on the opening day. Such was the craze for Hrithik back then.
He is also the only actor who has given strong competition to the Khan trio. In fact, he was way ahead of Salman Khan and Aamir Khan in the early phase of his career. He has also given huge grossers like Krrish 3 and Bang Bang this decade.
But last few years have been tough for the actor both professionally and personally. He faced a divorce, a public ugly spat with Kangana Ranaut and a huge box office failure Mohenjo Daro. He was recently seen in Kaabil which was average grosser. But since then he has not signed any project yet. Yes, there is Krrish 4 in the pipeline but that is unlikely to release until 2019. So the question is what is Hrithik Roshan doing?
The formula of one film per year or two does not work unless you are Aamir Khan as content needs to be extraordinary. Thus an actor needs to do at least two films per year. The same has been realized by the top actors like Salman Khan and Shahrukh Khan. Both will have two releases this year. Then there is Akshay Kumar who works in 3-4 films every year. There is a saying that Akshay completes a film in the time taken by Hrithik for his worldwide tour.
Hrithik was supposed to do Dharma Production's Shuddhi but the actor opted out of the project. Recently he was offered another big budget film Thug from YRF. But the actor asked for changes in the script which did not go well with Aditya Chopra who called Aamir Khan on the board later on. We all know that Aamir has a terrific script sense which means that Hrithik has definitely missed another golden opportunity.
The last two films of Hrithik opened to less than 10 crore which is an another big concern. He also has to face clashes and lost both of them. It means that he will be facing a tough time to find a festival solo release. Off course that an actor cannot lose his stardom in a quick span but he needs to do some films now as the young actors like Ranbir, Ranveer and Varun are quickly emerging as the next big stars and have a very exciting lineup.
There was a news that Hrithik Roshan is taking a break from doing commercial masala films like Bang Bang and that is why he had reservations on YRF's Thug. Bang Bang was bashed by critics but the reality is that it is has collected more than highest grosser of some other big actors. So we will not mind even if he does Bang Bang 2 or any other action flick. Also from all the Bollywood actors, Hrithik Roshan looks the most stylish when it comes to action.
We have seen what has happened to Fitoor, Mohenjo Daro, Mirzya and Rangoon. And the last thing that Hrithik wants, will be a film with these so called classic directors. Yes, he has given us a memorable film like Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara but probably it is time for him to do commercial masala films to get more audience in theaters.
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