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Hrithik Roshan admired Ranveer Singh in Bajirao Mastani


Roshan revealed that he found Singh's act in Bajirao Mastani very inspiring.

Mayur Lookhar

Hrithik Roshan showered praises on Ranveer Singh for his performance in Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s period drama Bajirao Mastani (2015) while speaking to journalist Anupama Chopra for her Youtube channel Film Companion. 

Chopra reminded Roshan how Saif Ali Khan had once told her how he had felt like hitting the gym when he watched Roshan's fabulous body on television late one night. 

Talking about insecurity between actors, Hrithik said, "If I’m feeling a little vulnerable, I will avoid a movie where I’ve heard the performances are incredible. But the idea is to go ahead and watch it."

"When I saw Ranveer Singh in Bajirao Mastani, it really stirred me. I felt inspired after a very, very long time. It starts off as a push and then it pulls you. Competition is great because it’s the only way you can get others to push you to excel," Roshan added.

Roshan has repeatedly spoken about the challenge of playing a blind character. Chopra narrated the case of Hollywood actor Jamie Foxx, who used prosthetics to seal his eyes in Ray (2004). When asked whether he contemplated such a move, Roshan replied, "I tried using contact lenses that would blur my vision, but to my dismay I just couldn’t put them on." 

"I can’t put them in. It’s the hardest thing I’ve experienced. My eyes would just burn, so I gave that up. Instead I had to use my own device, my brains. The lone problem was during the action scenes, where as hard as you try, your eyes tend to blink. You only realise it when you see it on the camera." 

Roshan revealed that he usually gets the idea if a film will do well by its first take. Ironically, despite becoming a star overnight with his debut film Kaho Naa.. Pyaar Hai, Roshan said that he thought he was average in it. 

The Kaabil actor said he acknowledged how his last few films haven’t worked. "The love that we all get, that we are all so grateful for is a consequence of your good work. If I stopped doing good work then, I cannot expect the good work to be there. Whether it is relationships, movies, there has to be a give and take. So, if I don’t give then I can't expect to get. If it’s gone this way then it's a fact to the pointer that I have not grown, I haven’t done good work," Roshan said. 

Kaabil hits the theatres on 25 January 2017.