Hrithik Roshan: The man who prevailed against the odds

In the year of 2000, with the release of Kaho Naa… Pyaar Hai, India witnessed the rise of a superstar, Hrithik Roshan. He achieved overnight success, that is what the media wrote but, success doesn’t come overnight. Born in Mumbai, it is no wonder that Roshan became a film star as both his parents had a cinematic background. His father, film director Rakesh Roshan, is the son of music director Roshan. Hrithik Roshan’s mother, Pinky, is the daughter of famed producer and director J. Om Prakash. Also, his uncle Rajesh Roshan is a famous music director.

Hrithik Roshan

While we know all these, many of us don’t know the problems he had to face to reach the level of stardom he has today. Everyone was surprised in 2009 when Hrithik spoke openly about his stuttering on the popular show Tere Mere Beach Mein. The interview was recounted in an article of September 26, 2009, in The Times of India titled “Stammering is Hell: Hrithik.” He stated how he was teased in his childhood for this handicap. He stated about the speech therapy he underwent trying to overcome stammering. In another interview he spoke about how he locked himself up in a hotel room rehearsing for a speech in an award show due later that day. Now we see him speaking fluently. It couldn’t have been possible if he depended totally on the therapy to cure his problem without putting in his tremendous efforts!

Hrithik Roshan

At the age of 21 he was diagnosed with scoliosis, a condition where the spine gets ‘S’ or ‘C’ shaped or curved. Due to this Hrithik got bed ridden for a year and was told by the doctor that he would not be able stand up properly,dancing or acting should not even be thought of. Determination, that is what he had in him. He believed that he wasn’t born to live like this. He stood up, preparing himself remarkably for his screen debut including everything acting, singing, dancing, fencing, riding etc. sessions for years. He mentioned about Salman Khan who had mentored him to develop his physique for his debut film. Now, many call him ‘The Dance Icon of India’.

Hrithik Roshan

Hrithik also mentioned about his right hand extra thumb finger which used to repel people and his friends in school. But he accepted it proudly and took it as a blessing of God for all his successes.

Hrithik Roshan

In 2013, while shooting an action sequence in water he injured himself badly which resulted in a blood clot in his brain. After facing headache for a long period of time when he consulted the doctor to discover the blood clot which could have been fatal if he would have kept ignoring it. On July 8, 2013 he underwent a brain surgery to remove that clot.

In 2014, while shooting for the title track of Bang Bang he had a knee injury with 40% ligament tear in both legs. The shoot of the film had already been delayed due to his brain injury. He didn’t want the crew to suffer further due to him so, he shot the song with his injured knee and we all know how good it was!

Success doesn’t come overnight. Hrithik Roshan is one of such live examples. Being a star kid it was easy for him to get a debut in Bollywood but, to retain his position even after almost two decades, this requires hard work. He started his 2017 with a super-hit movie Kaabil! 

Hrithik Roshan

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Sayan Adhikary

Interested in cricket, movies last but not the least, computers. Interested in web designing. Pursuing B.Tech in Computer Science. Trying to provide the readers with latest and interesting articles from entertainment world.

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  • Puskar Jha

    Emotional kar diya bhai.. Thank you yar just for u i came to know so many things about him
    .. Nd I am proudly saying that I am Hrithikian.

  • Mouli Banerjee

    A best blog ever a person can write fr his god!!!!!
    Many things we came to knw from this regarding his sufferings n determinations….
    Really he is a god!!!!

  • Soumi Das Gupta

    Written with pure love for your God!
    Good job Bro!

    And thank you for enligting me with such heart touching unknown facts about our Greek God!

    I had no idea about his sufferings and the determination which made him “The Hrithik Roshan” today…

    Waiting to read more from you!
    Keep it up!

  • Pronoy Choudhury

    The eyes of a True Fan

    • Fan’s eye? Not so true! It’s because how he inspires that people r his fans, I believe so!


    Beautifully written about the struggles our superhero had to go through to become what he is today.

  • Barnali saha

    Certainly i was oblivious of all these facts that u put forward into this article bro..truely i must say that HR is a “living legend” 🙂

  • Puskar Basu

    I wasn’t aware of the difficulties he faced! My Respect to him!

    • Many weren’t. That’s why this article. Stay tuned for more news on various other topics!

  • Sofía Silva

    Me encanta Hrithik Roshan, me gusta el hijo, padre y amigo, en el mundo no todo es fácil pero las dificultades afinan el carácter y por eso Hrithik es un gran hombre.

  • abrar

    Thnx fr thys bro …..always hr is my superstar….

    • Kunal Dutta


  • Soumyajit Majumder

    rula diya bhai….this s our hr sir, we love him bottom of our heart. we can do everything for him….love u sir.

  • Priyarna Dey

    People have often said “Star Kids make it so easily into the film industry..” To those people, this post is the best reply any person could ever give..
    Hrithik Roshan is an inspiration and nobody can deny that aftr reading ths post. People who thought the other way round are ought to be inspired from him.
    Thank you so much for letting everybody know that no one is can be taken for granted. Whatever Hrithik is today is because of his sheer hardwork and passion for his work.
    And You being his biggest fan..have put all these facts so beautifully in front of people.. Keep going.. All love and support to you.

    • Kunal Dutta


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