Hrithik Roshan said that before he began shooting for his debut film Kaho Na… Pyaar Hai (2000), someone close to father-filmmaker Rakesh Roshan had advised against making the film.
- Hrithik told Film Companion in a new interview that Rakesh Roshan ignored the advice.
- Rakesh Roshan was convinced that Kaho Na… Pyaar Hai should be Hrithik’s first film.
- Hrithik refused to disclose the identity of the person who gave the advice.
What Rakesh was told about Kaho Naa Pyaar Hai
Hrithik calls Rakesh Roshan secure filmmaker
Hrithik further said about Rakesh, “So he is very solid inside. He just knows, when he knows. When he speaks to his colleagues or my friends for feedback, that is all he is doing – just getting feedback. He wants to just hear what you are saying. It will either… if it is good, it will empower him, if it is bad, it will empower him. He will learn something. It is a great quality to have… It is just a matter of how secure you are as a person and as a filmmaker.”
About Kaho Na… Pyaar Hai
Kaho Na… Pyaar Hai featured Hrithik with Ameesha Patel, who also marked her acting debut with the film. Kaho Na… Pyaar Hai, directed by Rakesh Roshan, became a huge hit and also featured Anupam Kher, Dalip Tahil and Ashish Vidyarthi, among others. In a 2022 interview, Hrithik Roshan had said that Rakesh was not eager to cast him in his films and revealed what led to his debut with Kaho Na… Pyaar Hai.
Hrithik had told Galatta Plus. “My father told me time and time again, ‘I’m not going to make a film for you, you’re on your own’. So, I was doing screen tests, I did a couple of them, I was looking for work… When he heard that I was doing screen tests, and was getting offers, maybe he sat down one day and thought, ‘Yeh kya ho raha hai (What is this happening), am I losing out?’”
Hrithik was last seen in the film Vikram Vedha (2022), which also featured Saif Ali Khan and Radhika Apte. He will be next seen in Siddharth Anand’s action film Fighter alongside Deepika Padukone and Anil Kapoor. It will be Hrithik’s first movie with Deepika. Fighter is scheduled to be released on January 25, 2024, coinciding with the Republic Day.