May 10/10

Bollywood’s Greek God, Hrithik Roshan virtually slipped into depression after Jodha Akbar and considered quitting acting career.

He was so badly injured while shooting for Ashutosh Gowariker’s epic drama that he thought acting would not be his cup of tea anymore.

“Before beginning shooting for Kites, I was trying to get my knee treated and doctors said it will not be able to function. I was heartbroken and was even contemplating an alternative career in singing or direction,” Hrithik said.

The actor wondered how he could compromise with his work as an actor when he could not jump or dance.

“I was on crutches,” he said.

The actor had sustained knee injuries while shooting stunt sequences in Krrish and Dhoom 2. Even in Kites he suffered hand injuries after meeting with an accident while breaking the window in a scene.

“It was an emotional scene and I was engrossed in the character. The accident was a good reminder that you should be careful even during small stunts,” he said.

However, director Anurag Basu’s script was so strong that the actor got into the skin of the character which helped him forget his pains. “Within a week of shooting, my knee pain just disappeared,” he said.

Hrithik, who will be seen after a gap of two years in Kites releasing May 21, said he had not deliberately planned the break.

“I shot Kites for seven months. The English version of Kites is presented and reworked by the well known Hollywood director Brett Ratner. If he says that he wants five months to work on it, We cannot say no. Hence, Kites got delayed,” the actor said.

He completed Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s Guzarish which also stars Aishwarya Rai Bachchan during that period.

“I will have two releases this year and hopefully Zoya Akhtar’s film (Running with the Bulls) will also release in the first quarter of next year,” he said.

With so much of hardwork put in, I’m hoping that all his movies are gonna be a super hit at the box office.