As if it wasn’t enough that the Gods above decided to give Hrithik Roshan the body of Michelangelo’s David and a jawline that could cut through glass, but they have also given him a calm serenity that is so rare in this fast-paced world that we live in. In a 21st century Bollywood where star images are created by highly-paid PR firms and managers, Hrithik Roshan has managed to shine through due to his authenticity and his sheer charisma. Ask anybody – when Hrithik Roshan walks into a room, you know that you’re in the presence of Bollywood royalty. And we tell you why he’s an inspiration…
1. His battle with stammering
Hrithik Roshan may the subject of many a late-night fantasy but he’s never shied away from the fact that he isn’t as flawless as his films make him out to be. From the very beginning of his career, the actor has been vocal about the fact that he had a stammer during his childhood and how he overcame it. In 2008, Nanavati Hospital received ₹2 million from Roshan for the treatment of stammering children.
2. His philanthropy
God has blessed Hrithik Roshan with wealth and stardom and he doesn’t take any of this lightly. The actor is a serial-donator and actively supports the Dilkhush Special School in Mumbai and reportedly donates around ₹7,00,000 to charity every month. Following the aftermath of the devastating floods in North India in 2013, the actor donated around ₹2.5 million.
3. Diversifying his assets
Long before celebrities began attaching their name to brands and products, Hrithik Roshan launched his casual wear brand HRX in 2013. This is a smart move because it gives him yet another stream of income which is something that everyone should take a lesson from.
4. His mature relationship with Susanne Khan
When Roshan made his debut, he instantly became the most eligible bachelor in India. The Hrithik Roshan craze was maddening, only eclipsed by the Kareena Kapoor craze that also followed post their sizzling chemistry in K3G. However, Roshan did not let this get to his head and he got married almost instantly to Susanne Khan and has been a doting father to his two sons. What’s remarkable is that Roshan and Khan have maintained an incredibly amicable relationship following their divorce in 2014 and continue to remain friends.
5. His professionalism
Perhaps, the only other A-list male actor who is as professional as Roshan is Akshay Kumar. Hrithik Roshan is desired by directors not only for his audience-pulling power and his fantastic acting skills but also because he is always willing to learn new things and is known for performing his own stunts.
6. Hrithik Roshan and TV
At a time when A-list Bollywood superstars would look at television as a last resort, Roshan took up the role of a judge on the dance competition reality show, Just Dance in 2011. Not only did it get him many more fans due to the massive penetrating power of television, it also made him the highest-paid film star on Indian television. He was reportedly paid 280,000 dollars per episode. One of those rare times when humility pays off.
7. The perfect actor
Roshan could have sailed through his life and career based on his incredible physique, but he has made a conscious effort to not be typecast. Remember Guzaarish and Lakshya?
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