Technology may have made action safer but not easier, says Bollywood actor Hrithik Roshan, known as much for his superbly executed action stunts in films and ads as for his acting.
Actor Hrithik Roshan says that technology has definitely made action safer. However, he adds that its hasn’t made things easier. The actor, who is known for his superb acting skills, good looks and amazing action stunts in his films said,”Action is not easier (with better technology). Maybe it is safer.”
Till the 1990s, Bollywood action was more sound effects based – the dishoom dishoom types! But over the years, advancement in technologies have increased the use of special effects.
Hrithik’s films Mission Kashmir, Krrish, Dhoom 2 and Agneepath have given him scope to showcase action sequences that have visibly increased his fan base. We hear that he recently wrapped up the action-packed Krrish 3, and even jumped off a cliff in Bali for an ad for aerated drink Mountain Dew.
According to Roshan, actors and filmmakers who dabble in action have many advantages now, especially with the boom in demand for films like Rowdy Rathore, Dabangg, Don: The Chase Begins Again and RA.One. “There is a lot more that you can visualise now than before. There is a lot more scope for you to think out of the box, and things which were unimaginable a few years back are now possible,” says the actor. He adds,”In that regard you can say, yes (technology has made action easier). When it comes down to doing them, there is always some adrenaline pumping and there is nervousness.”
After a career of nearly 13 years, the 39 year old actor says that he believes success comes when “dreams turn to challenges”. “Once you live enough of life, you realise that all those dreams that you are afraid of are only challenges. So, I call them challenges and it will make you nervous, which is full of good energy. The anxiety and nervousness is good for you.”
“It is all of this that has got me where I am today. I have reached this place only with this kind of philosophy,” added the actor. It is a less known fact that Hrithik who is now a confident actor was at a point of time a stammerer.
Hrithik, now a father of two, made a blockbuster debut with Kaho Naa…Pyaar Hai in 2000. The movie turned him into an overnight sensation. He then cemented his spot in the industry with projects like Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham, Koi…Mil Gaya, Dhoom 2, Jodhaa Akbar, Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara and Agneepath.
“I am on a mission to make this the best life, come what may, and every day is a step forward in finding out my true potential,” he says adding that his only aim in life is still about “putting in my best to find out my true potential”.
That holds true for his brand associations too.
After endorsing brands, the actor is promoting a brand, the slogan for which reads: “Darr se Mat Daro, Darr Ke Aage Jeet Hai”. It translates to – ‘Don’t fear your fears, victory lies ahead of them’. Hrithik feels it is “one of the best fits” for him.
“The brand has taken the philosophy of my life and put it on the billboard, as well as visually expressed it through various channels to the people. The basic principle of my life has always been that way,” he said.