Good Looks, great dancing skills and loads of charm — Hrithik Roshan has it all. The actor, who is often referred as the Greek God turns 44today but manages to keep looking better and better each passing day. Hrithik Roshan is not only known for his good looks but his acting prowess as well as he has delivered a number of memorable performances in his 18 year career. His efforts certainly haven’t gone unnoticed as he also has won a total of 6 Filmfare awards in his splendid career so far. Hrithik Roshan, son of filmmaker Rakesh Roshan, made his first appearance as a child artist in 1986 with Bhagwan Dada starring Rakesh Roshan and Rajnikanth. In the year 2000, Hrithik Roshan got launched with Kaho Naa… Pyaar Hai and there was no looking back. No-one until Hrithik had experienced something called overnight stardom. Kaho Naa… Pyaar Hai became the biggest blockbuster of the year and also is regarded as one of the biggest hits of all time. At the turn of the millennium a new star had arrived. On his birthday we list down 10 roles that only and only Hrithik Roshan could have pulled off :
1.Kaho Naa… Pyaar Hai
Kaho Naa… Pyaar Hai was more style than substance but Hrithik proved in his very first film that he definitely could emote. He also showed the world that he could carry a film on his shoulders. With Kaho Na Pyaar Hai Hrithik literally barged into the territory that was ruled by the three Khans and gave them a run for their money.
When every other actor in the industry was opting for a role of a typical commercial hero Hrithik was seen playing the role of a terrorist in Mission Kashmir. This was a very bold move as in the early stages of their career actors tend to avoid any sort of negative roles but Hrithik was seen portraying it twice in Mission Kashmir and Fiza. Although the film did not do well at the box-office, Hrithik received ample praise for his performance.
3.Kabhi Khushi Kabhi Gham
While Amitabh Bachchan played a patriarch and SRK was his loyal son, the movie saw Hrithik as the younger one trying to stitch the family back together and Jaya as the mother torn between the ego of the men in her life. Interestingly, when Hrithik Roshan signed for the film Kaho Naa… Pyaar Hai still hadn’t released but by the time they started shooting for Kabhi Khushi Kabhi Gham Hrithik was already a star as the movie turned out to be a blockbuster.
4.Koi… Mil Gaya
The movie was a story about an Alien who gets left behind on earth and finds a true friend in Rohan Mehra (Hrithik Roshan). Hrithik portrayed a man whose brain functions as a 11 year old. It was an extremely difficult role to pull off but Hrithik impressed everyone by his performance.
The war drama showed Hrithik’s transformation from a young guy who had no direction in life to becoming a disciplined and fearless army officer. Hrithik was incredibly convincing in his role. His work in the movie was appreciated by the critics as well as the audience. He also showcased his phenomenal dancing skills once again in the movie with the song Main aisa kyun hoon, choreographed by none other than Prabhudeva.
Since the audience in India is used to seeing Hollywood superheroes like Superman, Spiderman, Ironman etc it was tough for them to accept an Indian superhero. Hrithik took up this challenge and arrived with Krrish. This movie was a sequel to Koi…Mil Gaya in which Hrithik is playing the son of Rohit Mehra who is born with special powers and uses it to avenge the death of his father.
After acing his role as a superhero Hrithik was seen as the super villain. Although he didn’t have any supernatural powers this time he played the character of a tech savvy thief who with the help of his super-cool gadgets was able to pull off incredible heists. What really caught people’s attention is that Hrithik was seen disguised as a statue, an old man, a queen and even a dwarf in the film.
The film centres on the romance between the Mughal Emperor Akbar, played by Hrithik Roshan, and the Rajput Princess Jodhaa Bai who becomes his wife, played by Aishwarya Rai. The film was written, directed and produced by Ashutosh Gowariker. It witnessed a lot of controversies over its content and also faced protests. Hrithik was able to play the character of the Royal Mughal Emperor effortlessly.
He played a renowned magician who is left a quadriplegic after an accident and sick of his bed ridden life and petitions the court for euthanasia. To get into the skin of his character, he met paraplegic patients and brought out their mannerisms in his
performance.This just goes to show how much effort he puts in to get every role right.
10.Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara
We saw Hrithik Roshan as a complete workaholic whose life changes when he takes a road trip to Spain with his two best friends. The trip not only changes his opinion on what he expects from life but also starts to enjoy life as it is meant to be. In the end, he marries his love interest Laila (played by Katrina Kaif) whom he met during the trip.