Comparisons are always good: Hrithik Roshan on 'Krrish 3'
Hrithik Roshan is not bothered by the comparisons drawn between his upcoming superhero film 'Krrish 3' and Hollywood blockbuster 'X Men' as he believes that it is a good thing for Bollywood films
The overall look, costumes and the feel of 'Krrish 3' is similar to 'X-Men'. The role of a mutant played by Kangana Ranaut reminds one of Halle Berry's character in 'X-Men'. However, Hrithik, 39, is not concerned and is rather excited about the film.
"Comparisons are good. At least we have a film of a genre that can be compared in terms of special effect, superhero genre which until now is nonexistent. So comparisons are always good. People are curious to know what India is making. As Indians, this is our first home-grown superhero, VFX effect, musical extravaganza film," Hrithik said in an interview.
"So, we are feeling proud that we came up with this film. I am happy that my father took this decision to make this film Indianised by having Indian technicians. Nobody had enough faith in them, my father gave them an opportunity and after this the world will open up for them," he said.
Directed by Rakesh Roshan, 'Krrish 3' is the third film in the sci-fi genre after 'Koi Mil Gaya' and 'Krrish'. Both the films have been hit. "We have created something as we felt and believed in it. And now it is left to destiny. Let's see what reactions we get," Hrithik adds. The actor had suffered a back injury and was bed-ridden for many months. Doctors had even advised him not to do the film. However, Hrithik went ahead and completed the shoot.
"I did a lot of research to solve my problem because my knees, my back were bad and my shoulders were broken. I put myself back together again. I went through 85 days of action. Science told me it is impossible, but I did something and it made me realise that anything is possible in life," Hrithik said.
Actor Vivek Oberoi, plays the super villain Kaal in the film and Hrithik is all praises for his co-actor. "Vivek is one of the best actors that I have worked with. He is a complete team player. I had only two names in mind for the role of super villain me and Vivek. I would have loved to play his part, but they did not allow me. Nobody else could have been better to play this role than him. He has got intensity, voice and is an earnest actor, he has done a brilliant job in the film," Hrithik said.
In 'Krrish 3', Hrithik will be playing the role of a father Rohit Mehra as well as that of superhero Krrish. "Rohit Mehra is childlike. He is not only a child, he is a father. I was not sure if I could play that vulnerable part. Do I still have the body language of Rohit? Will I able to do justice? It was a big challenge. To balance out the childlike qualities and yet show power of a father, it required a lot of thinking," he said.
"Rohit is the hero of the film more than Krrish or Krishna. The entire story revolves around him from 'Koi Mil Gaya' as it started from there. So I knew I had to get Rohit right and hopefully I think I have. I am acting opposite air ... I was acting on my own. We were not there in same frame, but it seems we are in the same frame," he added.
Talking about the music and songs in the film, Hrithik said, "There are lot of ways to incorporate songs. For my father music is very important in his films. It was difficult to incorporate songs in this film because of the kind of screenplay it had. You can't have Kaal (super villain), superhero mutants dancing." "You could have songs in 'Krrish' as he was a boy from mountains he was care-free and falling in love... so it was ok. For this film it was difficult, but songs have been integrated beautifully. We are musical people, we are Indians we are born with music and we celebrate it. Music is a part of our blood I don't think we will ever be without music," he added.