Harman Baweja tried to make it big in tinsel town and while his acting skills failed to impress, the one thing that worked in his favour is that at certain angles, he looked a little like actor Hrithik Roshan. Baweja’s big debut was in the dud, Love Story 2050, and he reportedly had a bunch of projects in the pipeline where he was to be directed by actors like Anees Bazmee, Sanjay Leela Bhansali, and Ashutosh Gowariker. There were also rumours that he was dating Priyanka Chopra and Chopra’s popularity rubbed off on him.
However, back in the day, Baweja never appreciated comments about how he resembled Hrithik. “I refuse to agree that we look the same. Agar ek jhalak ki baat ho to phir ho sakta hai (a slight resemblance might be a possibility),” he told Hindustan Times adding: “I think quite a few people go up to Hrithik and ask if he’s Harman.”
During the music launch of Love Story 2050, a member of the audience had screamed Hrithik’s name when Baweja took to the stage. “This person was not even invited for the function. He had gate crashed. It was planned and done deliberately. But all my friends told me that I behaved coolly, with dignity,” the actor had said at the time.
“This person was thrown out of the conference. Don’t expect me to divulge his name though. I’ve asked my boys to get me his number. I want to call him and thank him. I was nervous before coming on the stage but his ‘Hrithik.. Hrithik,’ gave me the courage to talk to the media. I’m ready for anything and everything now,” Baweja added.