Happy Birthday Hrithik Roshan: The Superstar Once Opened Up About His Earliest Birthday Memories, And Living Life To The Fullest In His 40s

Happy Birthday Hrithik Roshan! The superstar once talked about his earliest birthday memories, and how his sons get enormously excited on this special day. Read on!

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Happy  Birthday Hrithik Roshan: The Superstar Once Opened Up About His Earliest Birthday Memories, And Living Life To The Fullest In His 40s
I first got to know Hrithik as a nervous newcomer  in  the year 2000. Kaho Na…Pyar Hai was about to release.And  Hrithik  was not sure what the  future had in store for him. On the morning  of  the  film’s release he  was  a nervous wreck.

“Would the  public like what they see? If not, there is always   the second film. Many of   our   biggest superstars  began their  careers with flops,” he had wondered aloud.

I told him to relax. It will  be okay. At 3 pm  on Friday  14 January, 2000 Hrithik  was a superstar. There were frenzied  newly-acquired fans  pounding and stamping  on  Hrithik’s car. We  hadn’t seen anything like this since Rajesh Khanna. A  superstar  was  born.

I met him six months  later  when he was  shooting at a studio(I can’t remember which  studio  it was) for  Vikram  Bhatt’s  Aap Mujhe Achche  Lagne Lage with  Amisha Patel (who was then Vikram’s girlfriend).I waited  for Vikram  to  introduce me to Hrithik. Finally  I realized we already  knew each other even if we  hadn’t seen one another. I  walked  right into scene about to be shot, much to the consternation of  the team. Hrithik all bloodied  for a filmy fight,raised his  eyebrow quizzically  and when I introduced  myself his face  broke  into a smile.

So much has changed in Hrithik’s life since then. He is  today  in an enviable position.The most  picky superstar  of Bollywood  Hrithik says  no to more  plum offers than any  other A-lister.  No  producer  can  get him  to sign on  the  dotted line  by adding zeroes  on his  cheque. Money bores Hrithik. Acting challenges  for him are not what they are  for  other actors. He is  not in this kicks. He has a much profounder plan.

Birthdays are special for  Hrithik because his sons get enormously excited on this  special day.

“My birthdays are special to them because we always do something crazy on my birthday. I guess they are also special because it gives people a chance to say they love you and gives you a chance to reciprocate that love. It must be celebrated with joy just for that reason,” he once told me.

I had  also asked  him about his earliest birthday memories and he had replied, “Fancy dress parties ! We used to love them! And waking up to new toys!”

On his  43rd  birthday I had asked  Hrithik if life began at  40. He had replied   “Life begins whenever you decide to stand up and dance to the ups and downs of the rhythm of life knowing that it's always going towards a crescendo! But my 40s certainly promise to be the most fun.I plan to live life to the fullest.

What is the one most important lesson that life has taught you?

That magic exists. That you can create a world for yourself with your own two hands as long as you stay curious with a wonder of a child about the next surprise life has to offer . I love it to curious about life and grasp new experiences with both my hands. I love exploring the world with my sons.To me it's a game. And I love playing it.”

I had also asked  him if there is  anything he  would like to  change in his life.  “ABSOLUTELY nothing! I love my life . God has been very kind to me. Minor irritants do not bother me.”

Happy Birthday, Hrithik and may  you stay stay  a superstar long enough to  play your sons’ elder brother on screen.

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