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Hrithik: After many years, I gave fans what they wanted with Bang Bang

By Sonil Dedhia/
Last updated on: October 07, 2014 18:45 IST
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Hrithik Roshan in Bang Bang'The only way to judge the success of a film in its entirety is through box office collections.'

Hrithik Roshan talks about the success of Bang Bang.

Hrithik Roshan is ecstatic.

He is riding high on the success of his latest film Bang Bang even though the film has got mostly poor reviews.

In a brief conversation with Sonil Dedhia, the actor discusses the success of his latest film, and also talks about his Bang Bang dares to the film fraternity.

How do you look at the box office success of Bang Bang?

The only way to judge the success of a film in its entirety is through box office collections.

Many times it's happened that I've been surrounded by 10,000 people, who are praising my performance in a particular film, and they may be the only people who have liked the film.

People either love Bang Bang or hate it. Why do you think this movie has generated such an extreme response?

Every person’s opinion matters to me. But Siddharth (Anand, the film’s director) tells me that all the films that have crossed Rs 100 crore in the history of Indian cinema have got mixed reviews.

I respect critics.

As an actor, I have to do all kinds of films. Some of them make critics happy, some are successful at the box office, and some please both.

In the past, I have done films that have pleased critics but haven’t made money at the box office. This time I wanted to make my fans happy.

After many years, I have given my fans what they were requesting from me.

They wanted to see me dance to the cool kind of action that I did in Dhoom 2.

With Bang Bang, I got to do things that I couldn’t do for the longest time.

Have your kids seen the film?

I really wanted my children to like the film and they loved it very much. They have told everyone that Bang Bang is the best film they had seen.

After watching the promos, they were so excited that they wanted to see it immediately. 

My kids’ reaction was the most important and best reaction.

Is it true that a sequel is being planned?

I don’t know about the sequel but Siddharth and I are planning to work together again.

His vision of making films is a lot like my father’s (filmmaker Rakesh Roshan). If I request my father to make a small film with a message that will make people think, he will outright reject it.

He likes to make entertaining films on a big scale. Siddharth is quite similar in that regard.

Bang Bang has surpassed my father’s film Krrish 3’s first day collections.

I am very happy but I don’t know if my father is happy (laughs).

What do you think about Haider (which released on the same day)?

I really loved Haider. I enjoyed the work of all the actors.

Your Bang Bang dare has become a rage among the film fraternity...

I have a belief, which you may call naïve, that we, as human beings, are bigger than the success of our own movies or the fame and the money that we get.

I believe in healthy competition. Healthy competition means I do my best and then I help you to do your best.

The contribution towards each other is what I wanted to create through this Bang Bang dare.

I am really happy that my friends from the fraternity lovingly came forward and did something for me. Many of my friends felt bad that I didn't give them a dare.

Only Salman Khan did not accept your dare.

Salman Khan is Salman Khan. He always makes a grand entry and does it when it is least suspected.

Your next film Mohenjo Daro is starkly different from Bang Bang.

I want to do all kind of films. I don’t deliberately select different kinds of films.

After Kaho Na... Pyaar Hai, I did Fiza. I have also done a film like Guzaarish, which got me immense praise for my performance but unfortunately, it did not do well at the box office.

I am an actor and my objective is not to build an image of a superstar but to entertain my audience in all kinds of roles.

Are you planning to work with your father any time soon?

There were reports that I was working with him on Krrish 4, which isn’t true.

Right now, I want to take one week off. I will soon start working on Mohenjo Daro.

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Sonil Dedhia/ in Mumbai