Two years after playing a blind man in Kaabil, actor Hrithik Roshan essays mathematician Anand Kumar onscreen in Vikas Bahl’s Super 30. Ahead of the film’s release this week, Hrithik gets candid with journalists. Since the film is all about dreams, tell us what was the craziest dream you had while growing up? The craziest ambition I had is of being an astronaut. I wanted to explore and go to space. But real unrealistic dream was of becoming an actor. Did you dream of something and then achieved it, but you thought it to be un- achievable at first? It was acting only. I didn’t know how will it work and all. I didn’t know whether I would be able to deliver dialogues or not. I was fearful.
But I knew that I have to do it. Something inside me told that I have to try. You don’t look like the character in Super 30. Tell us how did you slip into it? People used to praise me for my hard work in all films including Koi... Mil Gaya, Guzaarish, Jodhaa Akbar. But the paradox is all these characters were the easiest because the first emotional connect with the script and character is so strong that it gets into every cell of my body. After hearing those scripts, what I had to do was only the physical manifestations of the things written in the script. What kind of preparations you had to go through for the character like mathematician Anand Kumar who is a genius. I was not good.
I was very average. I don’t think it is his intellect that makes him like who he is but his way of motivating others. The way he motivates to do mathematics makes it all easier. How do your kids react to your performances? My kids are very honest. Both of them are very honest. They used to give me marks. They have given me maximum 8.5 and lowest 6.5.