I will always remember Daggu , the little boy who was to grow into a global phenomenon called Hrithik Roshan – Ali Peter John
I remember the time when he made his debut as a child artist in “Bhagwan Dada” directed by his grandfather J Om Prakash , during the shooting of which the hero Rajnikant had predicted that the little handsome boy would make it as a very big star one day .
I remember the time when Johnny Lever who is known as a spiritual healer had noticed a problem with Hrithik’s body and had sought the permission of his father to pray over him and the desperate father gave Johnny the permission and Johnny had only prayed over the dashing young hero and star in the making and the ailment in Hrithik had vanished Johnny had also prayed over Hrithik’s father and he too experienced the power of Johnny’s prayers to heal . ..
I remember how I saw Hrithik’s first film , Kaho Na Pyar Hai at the Sun City multiplex and was so impressed with Hrithik that I called Rakesh Roshan during the interval and told him , ” aapke ghar mein super star aagaya hai” and the nervous Rakesh Roshan asked me , “Ali , mazaak toh nahi kar raha hai ? ” And I have remembered every little and big step Hrithik has taken to be the star among stars he is today . …
And now I know that I don’t have to predict anything for Hrithik . He is the star among stars and he has earned this reputation only through his work and his work has been amazing , admirable and adorable, in that order .
I have seen him grow with every role he has played whether it is his father’s films like the Krris franchise , Jodha Akbar , Dhoom 3 , Mohenjo-Daro , Kaabil and his last release “War” which according to trade analysts has been the highest grosser of the box office
And if his rivals and critics feel that it is the closing chapter of his astounding career , hold on . 2022 will give a fitting answer to all those who have any doubts about Hrithik’s future .
He has two of the most ambitious films to be made in the years to come . There is a film called “Vikram Vedha” which is based on the mythological characters Vikram and Betaal .
Saif Ali Khan is to play a parallel role with Hrithik . And there is ” Fighter” which will be directed by Siddharth Anand who last directed him in ” War” . Another highlight of the film is that Deepika Padukone will team up with him for the first time .
And then , of course there is Krris 4 which his father is anxiously and excitingly waiting to start in 2022 and I I saw a dream in which Rakesh Roshan is sitting in a temple in a forest and pleading with the new devilish goddesses , Corona and Omicron to leave as soon as possible so that he and Hrithik can start their journey to reach the most ambitious and adventurous goal post of their lives and careers.
DIL JEETND WAALO KI ASAANI SE HAAR NAHI HOTI , HAAR CHAAHE LAKH KOSHISH KARE . AUR JAB EK GUNNI BAAP AUR USKA KAABIL BETA EK HOKAR KAAM KARE TOH KHUDAH AUR KAYAANAT BHI UNKA SAATH DETA HAI . KOI SHAQUE ?