Hrithik Roshan has seen more controversy than success over the past few years. Having tasted fresh defeat after his movie ‘Mohenjo Daro’ bombed at the box office, Roshan has become very finicky about the roles he will take on next.
Roshan was offered Siddarth Anand’s ‘Fighter’, where he would have played the role of an IAF pilot. However, reports suggest that despite the action scenes in the film, Roshan turned the movie down due to a poor plot.
Turning down doing ‘Fighter’ also relieved Roshan from performing “deadly aerial stunts” for the film; the film is now at a standstill. After that, Roshan was offered ‘Thug’ by Aditya Chopra of Yash Raj Films; however, the next we heard of it, Aamir Khan had been offered (and accepted) the same role.
What happened? Hrithik had signed a deal with Star Plus that gave them satellite rights of his movies (exclusive privilege of premiering and broadcasting his films). Unfortunately, YRF has a deal with Star’s rival Sony.
For Salman Khan’s ‘Sultan’, YRF had allowed him to give the satellite rights of the film to Star; they did not extend that courtesy to Hrithik. For Roshan, this became a matter of principle and he walked out of the film, only to be promptly replaced by Aamir Khan.
We hear the actor is now heavily invested in the next installment of ‘Krrish’, which he hopes will end his box office bad luck.