Set in the 16th century, the film tells of the love story between the great Moghul Emperor Akbar, played by Roshan, and his Hindu Rajput princess bride Jodhaa (the lovely Aishwarya
What about rumors that the Roshan- Rai sweet vibes had gone sour? “Aishwarya is my most favorite co-star ever. She’s completely selfless and gives her all to a film. She gave us tremendous support and is so sensitive to the concerns of her co-stars,” Roshan diplomatically stated.
Hrithik Roshan and his wife Sussanne are expecting their second child in May and the actor says he would like to have a daughter this time.
"I don't want to say much about this. But, yes, we're very excited. I thought my excitement level would be lower the second time around, but it's as high," Hrithik said.
Would Hrithik like his second child to be a baby brother for Hrehaan? "No," he says firmly. "I want a girl this time."
Last week, he was in Goa shooting for an ad with the gifted Navdeep Singh. But sad luck this time Hrithik doesn't dance in the ad and that's quite a change for the actor.
"I'm aware a majority of the ads expect me to put on my dancing shoes. I can't say I've consciously avoided dancing for this one. But yes, when you sit down to create something with likeminded people, ideas do tend to be tossed freely and feelingly. I did feel the dancing bit in the ads was becoming tedious," he said.
Hrithik doesn't do much dancing in his next release Jodhaa-Akbar. And that isn't because he injured his knee during the shooting.
"That's completely untrue. I didn't get injured during Jodhaa Akbar. My knee had been suffering for a long time. I just let it be until it came to a point where it could take no more," he said.
The plus side of the injury is that Hrithik got to spend more time with his wife and son
The downside? "Well, here I am in Goa surrounded by the sun and sand. I'm staring at this inviting expanse of beach leading into a stretch of the bluest sea I've ever seen. And all I want to do is run with the sand and sea flapping on my feet and face. But I can't do that. Thanks to my knee. I've to behave myself if I want to again do what I love doing the most, namely action and dance," Hrithik said.
The 34-year-old actor is slated to film a dance sequence for an item song in his father Rakesh Roshan's forthcoming film Krazy 4 in mid February. The song has been composed by Hrithik’s uncle Rajesh Roshan and sung by Vishal (of
Interestingly, both Shah Rukh Khan and Hrithik Roshan will dance to the same number for the film. While Shah Rukh's performance will be part of the film, Hrithik's dance sequence will be used exclusively for promotional purposes.
"While I'm doing this for my home production, Shah Rukh is going out of his way for us. It just shows how much solidarity actually exists in the industry," Hrithik said.
"Shah Rukh's version of the track would be a part of the film, my version would be used only for promotional purposes," Hrithik said.
Hrithik, cannot stop waxing about King Khan's gesture. "Shah Rukh, whose association with my dad's banner goes back a long way to 'King Uncle' and 'Koyla', is being the portrait of graciousness," the 'Jodhaa-Akbar' star said.
But why the double delight? Won't the fact that Shah Rukh and Hrithik are dancing to the same tune invite unnecessary comparisons between the two? But Hrithik is sure such comparisons can be avoided.
"Though we are dancing to the same song composed by my uncle (Rajesh Roshan) and to the same choreographer Ahmed Khan's instructions, we'll bring our own body language and style into it. Besides, Shah Rukh doesn't need to dance. I do."
Sounding upbeat about his career's first item song, Hrithik said: "It's composed by my uncle and sung by Vishal (of Vishal-Shekhar). And it's the best dance track I've ever heard. I'm sure both Shah Rukh and I are going to have huge fun performing this item song."