Rakesh Roshan: “Hrithik will be a very fine director one day”

As Bollywood star Hrithik Roshan turns 40 on Friday, his father and filmmaker Rakesh Roshan, who directed the recent superhit Krrish 3, says that he would never work with any other actor, unless he is making a women-centric drama like 1988 film Khoon Bhari Maang.

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Rakesh had launched his son Hrithik with the blockbuster Kaho Naa Pyaar Hai. After the success of the film, they continued to work together in the Krrish series.

He can work with outside directors. But I’d never work with any other actor, unless I am making an out-and-out heroine-oriented film like Khoon Bhari Maang. I might be tempted to make a film with a female protagonist, but only if Hrithik is too busy to work with me,” said Rakesh emotionally.

When I was an actor, I could feel a filmmaker lurking within me. But I was never satisfied as an actor. I had a big hit like Kaamchor. But that helped Jaya Prada’s career, not mine. I knew god wanted me to be a director,” he said in a statement.

Rakesh feels that his son will be a very fine director one day.

Now I feel Hrithik, who is such a successful actor, far more than I ever could be, has a filmmaker lurking within him. He will one hundred percent direct a film someday. Mark my words; he’ll be a very fine director. I am sure of that. He may not be a good producer, but he’ll be a terrific director,” he added.

However Rakesh has enjoyed Hrithik’s films outside the family banner. He said; “I liked his performance immensely in Jodhaa-Akbar, Agneepath, Guzaarish and specially Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara in which he had to play a normal regular guy. That’s really difficult to do. He never let us feel a superstar was playing that role

Recently, Hrithik announced that he and his wife Sussanne have parted ways after the latter decided to annul their marriage.

Rakesh is looking forward to launch Hrithik’s sons Hrehaan and Hridhaan in filmdom.

“Provided they want to be in films. I’d love to launch them. My blessings are with Hrithik. Whatever he does in life, my wife and I want him to never change. He’s kind, helpful generous. He deserves happiness,” said the 64-year-old.

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