Birthday Special: Hrithik Roshan's Top 10 Brawny Moments
Ever since his sensational entry in films, Hrithik Roshan's chiseled body has been a subject of constant envy. The light-eye hero, however, never relied on his Adonis face and marvelous physical make-up alone to become a sound success.
Over the decade and almost 20 films, actor-turned-filmmaker Rakesh Roshan's diligent son has build his reputation as an actor committed to his profession excelling both, as a mind-blowing dancer and a discerning artist, with hardly any inclination to stay in the news for anything besides his work.
The stunning superstar with one of the best bodies in the business turns 39 today. Here's celebrating and chronicling HR's fabulous physique with 10 of his BEST brawny moments on big screen.
Kaho Naa...Pyaar Hai, 2000
From a lanky assistant to his dad on Koyla to a poised leading man of his debut Kaho Naa...Pyaar Hai, Hrithik took tips from muscular superstar Salman Khan (who previously worked in their home production, Karan Arjun) on body-building to floor the audience with his smashing turn, both, as Rohit and Raj.
Image: Hrithik Roshan in Kaho Naa...Pyaar Hai
While journalist turned filmmaker's Fiza maintains a somber tone for most part, Hrithik gets an opportunity to extensively flex his beefy biceps in the stylishly choreographed track, Mere Watan: Amaan's fury.
Image: Hrithik Roshan in Fiza
Mission Kashmir, 2000
In his debut year itself Hrithik rocked the screen with one intense delivery after another.
And even director Vidhu Vinod Chopra couldn't resist playing up his intimidating physicality against the likes of Bollywood's veteran action heroes -- Sanjay Dutt and Jackie Shroff -- to create a larger-than-life ferocity in Mission Kashmir.
Image: Hrithik Roshan in Mission Kashmir
Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham, 2001
Trust a suave, super stylish Hrithik Roshan to make heads turn in a typical Karan Johar style drama where every single person resembles a designer catalogue with his lean, mean entry in sleek, sleeveless vests designed with the single aim of flaunting his blustering biceps.
Clearly, arm candy was never this sweet.
Image: Hithik Roshan in Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham
If Hrithik's school-boy adorability took the attention away from Koi...Mil Gaya's tacky SFX, he unleashed the heroics to make a kick-ass superhero in its sequel, Krrish.
In his introduction scene, where he's racing a pristine white horse, the actor displays his astonishingly sculpted frame wearing little besides a vest and cross between dhoti and harem pants.
Image: Hrithik Roshan in Krrish
Dhoom 2, 2006
Despite its thrill-of-crime theme, the Dhoom franchise is essentially about toned bodies and sexy makeovers.
Hrithik ensures all eyes are glued on him in a hot, make that HOT, turn as a gifted conman high on perfect abs and pretty Ash.
Image: Hrithik Roshan in Dhoom 2
Jodhaa Akbar, 2008
He's clad in layers of brocade and adorned by strings of rubies, emeralds and uncut diamonds as the regal Emperor in Ashutosh Gowariker's costume drama.
But the camera pauses to lovingly examine his laboriously acquired frame in scenes where he's single-handedly taking on an elephant or when he's working out with his sword in solitude oblivious to his new bride's (played by Aishwarya Rai) lustful glances.
Image: Hrithik Roshan in Jodhaa Akbar
Kites may have been a letdown but Hrithik and his Mexican co-star Barbara Mori tried their best to burn the screen with their scorching chemistry.
Especially, when the duo-on-run come out of troubled waters and shed their inhibitions and clothes giving Hrithik a good excuse to show his picture-perfect torso.
Image: Hrithik Roshan in Kites
Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara, 2011
He's a workaholic banker. He's also on a holiday.
In Zoya Akhtar's Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara, Hrithik takes off his shirt not just to make girls go weak in the knees but also as a symbol of letting loose from his previously uptight self to have a blast in Spain's famed Tomatina festival.
Image: Hrithik Roshan in Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara
The original Agneepath starring Amitabh Bachchan relied on the superstar's towering baritone and personality to create anxiety.
The remake banks on Hrithik Roshan's striking muscularity and athletic vigour to provoke the giant-like Kancha Cheena.
Image: Hrithik Roshan in Agneepath