There is one thing common between Rajesh Khanna, Amitabh Bachchan, the three Khans, Akshay Kumar etc, they all have seen super stardom. No denying actors like Ranbir Kapoor, Shahid Kapoor, Ranveer Singh, Varun Dhawan are quite close to getting there, but, one actor who tasted this feeling and lived it was none other than the birthday boy, Hrithik Roshan, He came, he conquered and he became an overnight sensation! Girls went mad for him and he swept away all the hearts plus the awards that year leaving everyone shocked as he had declared that he has arrived! Yes, Hrithik changed the number game just after one release which was Kaho Naa Pyaar Hai which became the most successful film that year. The actor established the fact that he can dance like no one else can, have looks to die for often compared to the Greek God, Adonis, have the best sculpted body and lastly, can stun us with his acting chops and variety of roles. We wish the actor who defined being the true heartthrob a very happy birthday and let’s decode his journey which proved time and again that there can be only one Hrithik Roshan…
Kaho Naa Star Hai : Hrithik Roshan made his debut with his father’s directorial Kaho Naa Pyaar Hai and a superstar was born! The songs became chart-busters, his dance moves were a rage all over the nation and every girl wanted to date him! Sweeping away all the awards for the Best Newcomer and the Best Actor that year, he showed the industry that how one movie can give an actor such super stardom which anyone can dream of! Since that night, there has been no looking back for Mr Roshan!
One Film Wonder? : Hrithik Roshan had his next releases in the form of Fiza, Mission Kashmir and Yaadein which doomed at the box-office despite being products of elite production houses. Though his acting game was never questioned but several questions were raised upon him along with being labelled as a ‘one film wonder‘. There were magazines which had him on their cover page with the heading ‘He Is Over!‘ and he saw a major fall in his career. He again created waves all over with his uber cool act in Karan Johar’s Kabhi Khushi Kabhi Gham but the movie had much bigger names than him despite which he shined in the little he could offer. His dance movies in You Are My Soniya and Bole Chudiyaan were instant nation anthems but there was so much to prove. His next four releases also were box-office disappointments which included Aap Mujhe Achche Lagne Lage, Naa Tum Jaano Na Hum, Mujhse Dosti Karoge and Main Prem Ki Dewwani Hoon. Was he over? Hell, no!
The Return Of Hrithik Roshan : Every film critic write him off, directors stopped offering him work and KNPH was a history. He had to deliver a hit at the box-office to prove that he is not done yet and came India’s first sci-fi film Koi Mil Gaya which also starred one of the leading actresses of that time, Preity Zinta along with Rekha. His dad Rakesh Roshan directed that film and it was one of the most successful movies of 2003. He took away his second Filmfare award for the Best Actor (Popular) as well as the Best Actor (Critics Choice) home and he was back with a bang!
Dhoom All Over : Roshan climbed up the ladder in his career becoming the numero-uno young actor soon with his different kinds of roles in Lakshya, Krrish, Dhoom 2, Jodha Akbar, Guzaarish, Zindagi Naa Milegi Dobara, Agneepath and many more yet remained the youth and style icon for almost a decade. He also bagged two more Best Actor awards for Dhoom 2 and Jodha Akbar and proved that he can be anything whether a hot and clever thief or the cool & composed Akbar. His acting chops in Lakshya and Guzaarish were benchmarks for any actor who wanted to adopt to different shades of character in his career. It looked like Hrithik knew how to smoothly deliver mammothic hits and dust off his stardom vibes every time he was seen on the screen.
God Of Dance : Whenever the question was asked from any actor/actress about who is the best dancer in the industry, everyone had one name as the answer unarguably, Hrithik Roshan. Every award show had the finale act reserved for him which always received standing ovations and uncountable whistles from his fans as well as the industry people. He judged dance shows and gave countless super hit dancing numbers where he was the undisputed dance king of Bollywood.
We wish the dashing actor a very Happy Birthday once again and wish that he again shines even more in 2018!