Hrithik Roshan is one of the most sought-after actors of the industry. Most of his films have done extremely well at the box office and he has a huge fan following, nationally and internationally. Be it his looks, body, acting, dance moves, action or conduct, he has made people go crazy for all his qualities. Considering his massive fan following and a great image in the industry, can anyone imagine that there was a time when there was no hope that he will be able to become an actor.
It may sound unbelievable but it is the truth that was recently revealed by Hrithik Roshan’s sister Sunaina Roshan in her blog titled ‘My brother Duggu’.
For the uninitiated, Hrithik Roshan is very close to her elder sister Sunaina Roshan. We got a glimpse of the same a few months ago when Sunaina Roshan wrote a complete blog describing how Hrithik had once saved her life.
Now, in her new heartwarming piece, Sunaina Roshan has described her bond with her brother since their childhood. Sunaina described how she and Hrithik have strikingly different personalities. While she is an extrovert and loves making friends, Hrithik is an introvert guy who is shy with very few friends.
As a brother, Hrithik was very protective and behaved like an elder brother despite being younger to Sunaina. In her blog Zindagibysunainaroshan, Sunaina Roshan wrote,
“As a brother, Duggu was very protective of me during those growing up years and one day during my teens, he found out that I was dating one of his close friends and that was that. It changed his equation with that guy forever. Being the protective brother he would keep an eye on me and if I ever did anything which he thought was wrong for me, he would be the first one to tell Mom and Dad.
Sunaina Roshan went on to describe a few other incidents from her and Hrithik’s childhood. One of these is sure to take one and all by surprise. According to Sunaina’s blog, while Hrithik was preparing for his Bollywood debut, one day, all of a sudden, his back went into a spasm. Below is how Sunaina described the incident in her blog:
“His first setback came early during his preparation days for the debut film. One day his back went into a spasm and was told by doctors that he had a genetic disorder. They told him to forget about becoming an actor because it was a major issue and if he jumped or danced or did action in movies he could be in a wheelchair in 5 years. He was heartbroken at the age of 21, But my brother did not give up… he went to all the doctors possible and when science gave up on him, he gave up on science, instead he starting reading books and researching day and night, basically self-teaching and self-manifesting what he wanted. He has always been unstoppable and he believes that if you have the persistence and determination to achieve your goals, nothing can stop you from succeeding.”
This was not the only obstacle that Hrithik Roshan faced and fought to become a successful actor. Not many would know but Hrithik Roshan also had a tough time overcoming his stammer. Sunaina wrote:
“He defeated another major hurdle in life and that was overcoming or rather finding a way to live with his stammer. He says it has been his greatest battle. I remember watching him at the age of 13 as he would sit and read aloud for hours, sometimes alone in the bathroom every single day, morning and night without fail. For 22 years I saw him do this. He would record his voice and play it back again and again day after day, year after year to know what words had to be worked upon and he would practice those over and over till he got it right. He had a small board up in his room with those Hindi words on it and would keep repeating them every chance he got. He looked like a person determined to learn how to talk without ever feeling like he was a victim. Sometimes, he would shout his lines out so loud that you could hear him from the street below the building. He was possessed by his will to succeed and He Did!”
Thanking her sister for her sweet gesture, Hrithik too wrote an emotional tweet. Take a look:
— Hrithik Roshan (@iHrithik) August 31, 2018
After knowing all of this, there is no doubt that it is Hrithik Roshan’s hard work and dedication that made him one of the most successful actors of Bollywood.