In order for the light to shine so brightly, the darkness must be present.” This line sits smugly on our Bollywood superstar Hrithik Roshan who was not born perfect and with all the favorable circumstances, unlike our notions that child of celebrities enjoy affluent lives and are already blessed with all the good things in life. Of course, he was born with a silver spoon but mountain-like challenges also awaited him.
Hrithik Roshan faced severe adversities which he challenged head-on and finally metamorphosed into a shining star. As a kid, he faced severe stuttering issues and to express himself fluently was his worst nightmare. Later at the age of 21 was diagnosed with Scoliosis-Curved Spinal Cord and the worst nightmare dawned when he was told by the doctors to not pursue a career in acting as it demanded physical strain on the spine which might cause a lot of problems to the extended that he might get to a wheelchair.
Adversity didn’t stop here, in 2010 He was diagnosed with a bad knee which made his condition even worse than old people. The doctor even said that his knee might not last more than a year. This was not the end, in July of 2013, a blood clot was spotted in his brain. The bravo fought and overcame that too.
However, Hrithik Roshan had a dream to be an actor since his childhood and he believed that nothing is impossible. Many people told him that you can not do it, that you don’t have what it takes but the dream to become an actor was in Hrithik Roshan’s heart and he believed that nothing can stop him and finally he transformed his dream into reality.
A candid talk with Hrithik Roshan, the actor with drop-dead Greek God looks!
- How does it feel to be elected the third most handsome man in the world next only to Hollywood stars Tom Cruise and Robert Pattinson?
- Well, handsome is what handsome does. Of course, I feel honored. I am grateful for bestowing me with this respect. In fact, I tell my sons to always remember to express gratitude to people for compliments. This is a compliment, not an achievement. Also, Good looks should never become a part of your internal character.
What do you think is the hallmark of handsomeness?
A: I think what makes you good looking is the way you express yourself and that comes from how you are interpreting life.
He might be on the top of the good looking men’s list and recognized as a superstar, but he kept struggling in his personal life for a long time. His seventeen-year long relationship was shattered when the couple (Hrithik Roshan and Sussanne Khan) got legally separated two years back. It was the most troubled time for him and his two young sons, but he accepted the fate and moved on. He is a committed father and takes out time of his busy schedule to spend some quality time with kids and take them on vacations.
Sneak-Peek into a few hidden facts about Hrithik Roshan!
He had a traumatized childhood because of the stammering speech disorder. This disorder made him so shy that he could not express his feeling to anyone
He had a crush on Susanne from his early teenage days, but he was unable to express it for long
He has an extra thumb on his right hand, which wasn’t shown before it was used as a plot point in the movie, Koi Mil Gaya
He is hitting the silver screen back with his upcoming movie Kaabil in which he portrays the character of a blind person in his latest movie.
Well, he is really a true hero not only on screen but off screen too! Just like him, we must also pursue our dreams until they turn into reality. What we learn from him is that one must keep pushing forward with courage and faith in ourselves, no matter what the circumstances are!