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Ghajini maker ropes in Hrithik

Hrithik Roshan

Hrithik Roshan

Allu Aravind who delivered the biggest hit of 2008, Ghajini, is apparently planning his second Hindi project already. This time he wants to remake his own Telugu blockbuster Magadheera for which he plans to rope in none other than Hrithik Roshan. A little birdie tells me that the filmmaker is planning to approach Roshan and ask him to portray the role played by Chiranjeevi’s son Ram Charan Teja in the Telugu original.

Now, Allu Aravind’s Magadheera happens to be the costliest Telugu movie ever made with a budget of over Rs 40 crores. Being the first high budget film to be made in the Telugu film industry, Magadheera was released in almost 1200 screens across 14 countries on July 31, 2009. And that’s not all. The movie had collected a sum of Rs 22 crores during its first week run and had a total collection of Rs 47.08 crores.

Will the film do as well in its Hindi version? Will Hrithik be able to pull off an Aamir? Well we can only wait and watch!


September 19, 2009 at 3:35 pm Leave a comment

Hrithik Roshan’s Profile

Hrithik Roshan

Hrithik Roshan

Hrithik Roshan (Hindi: ऋतिक रोशन [ˈrɪtɪk ˈroːʃən]; born January 10, 1974)  is an Indian actor working in Bollywood. After having appeared in films as a child actor in the 1980s, Roshan made his film debut in a leading role in Kaho Naa… Pyaar Hai (2000). The film was a major success, and Roshan’s performance earned him Filmfare Awards for Best Actor and Best Male Debut. He has been noted for his performances in films like Koi… Mil Gaya (2003), Krrish (2006), Dhoom 2 (2006) and Jodhaa Akbar (2008) which are also his biggest commercial successes so far, and for which he won numerous Best Actor awards.

In 2008, Roshan received his first international award at the Golden Minbar International Film Festival in Kazan, Russia for his performance in Jodhaa Akbar. Roshan has thus established himself as one of the leading actors of India.

Early career, until 1999

Roshan’s first movie role was as a child artist when he was six years old in the 1980 movie Aasha, where he appeared in a dance sequence as an extra. Roshan went on to play minor roles in Aap Ke Deewane (1980) and Bhagwan Dada (1986) both of which starred his father in the leading role. He then became an assistant director assisting in the production of his father’s films Karan Arjun (1995) and Koyla (1997).

Breakthrough, 2000–2002

In 2000, Roshan made his film debut as the leading man in the film Kaho Naa… Pyaar Hai opposite another debutante actress Amisha Patel. The film, which was directed by his father and saw him playing a double role, proved to be very successful at the box office, becoming the highest grossing film of 2000 and winner of the Filmfare Best Movie Award. Roshan’s performance was well-received, and the film made him an overnight star. He eventually received both the Filmfare Best Male Debut Award and the Filmfare Best Actor Award for the role. The film entered the Limca Book of Records in 2003 for the most number of awards won by a Bollywood film – 102 awards.

Later that year, Roshan starred in Khalid Mohammed‘s Fiza. Although the film did poorly at the box office, his performance was praised, earning him another nomination for Best Actor at the Filmfare ceremony. Taran Adarsh from indiaFM noted, “The mainstay of the film is undoubtedly Hrithik Roshan. His body language, his diction, his expressions, his overall persona deserves great praise. With this film, Hrithik proves that there is more to him than just being a fashionable rage, a Mills & Boon lover-boy and a sex symbol. His talent comes to the fore in several scenes, especially those with Karisma. All said and done, the show belongs to Hrithik, who saves Fiza to a major extent. A brilliant performance undoubtedly!”

Roshan’s last release of the year, Mission Kashmir, became the third highest grossing film of the year. His performance was once again acclaimed with one critic praising him, “Hrithik once again cuts a splendid performance as a youngster sucked in the vortex of terrorism. He is portrayed as anti-government in the early part of the film– a bold role to play for even a seasoned actor, leave alone a budding superstar.” All these achievements promoted him as one of the biggest stars in the industry.

Subhash Ghai‘s Yaadein was his first release in 2001. This was followed by Karan Johar‘s melodramatic Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham, which did extremely well at the box office, becoming the second-highest grossing film of 2001 and the biggest hit overseas.Roshan’s performance was well received and his performance earned him a nomination for Best Supporting Actor at various award ceremonies.

Roshan had an unsuccessful year in 2002 when all three of his releases – Mujhse Dosti Karoge!, Na Tum Jaano Na Hum and Aap Mujhe Achche Lagne Lage – failed to make an impact the box office and were declared flops.

Success, 2003 to present

In 2003, he made a comeback with the science-fiction film Koi… Mil Gaya, which saw him playing a mentally disabled young man.The film was the highest grosser of the year and won him many awards, including his second Filmfare Best Actor Award and his first Filmfare Best Actor (Critics) Award. Taran Adarsh noted, “Hrithik Roshan dominates the show and packs in a power-packed performance. The role of a mentally challenged person is no cakewalk, but the actor takes to it like a fish takes to water. He manages to pull off the zero to hero routine exceptionally well. As an actor, he scales dizzier heights with this splendid performance.”

Farhan Akhtar‘s Lakshya was Roshan’s only release in 2004; the film did not do well at the box office.  However, his performance was praised by critics.

Roshan took a two-year break from acting before resurfacing with the superhero film Krrish, a sequel to his 2003 film Koi… Mil Gaya which released in June 2006. The film was a major box office success and one of the highest grossers of 2006. His performance as a superhero was praised, earning him many Best Actor awards at various award ceremonies, including Star Screen and the International Indian Film Academy. IndiaFM wrote, “To state that Hrithik is the soul of Krrish would be an understatement. If the actor walked away with all noteworthy awards in Koi… Mil Gaya, it’s going to be an encore with Krrish. You cannot imagine any other actor enacting the role of a gifted child with aplomb. If his mask and robe look is splendid, watch his make up, gait and mannerisms as the aged father and you had agree, he’s one of the finest talents on the Indian screen today. Krrish is yet another ground-breaking film in his dazzling repertoire!”

His next film that year was Dhoom 2, a sequel to the 2004 Dhoom. Featured opposite Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Roshan’s performance in the movie not only earned him widespread critical acclaim, but also his third Filmfare Best Actor Award. The film went on to become the highest grossing film of 2006, as well as one of the most successful films of Bollywood.

In 2008, Roshan featured in Ashutosh Gowariker‘s Jodhaa Akbar opposite Aishwarya Rai Bachchan. He played the historical role of Akbar the Great. The movie did very good business, both in India and abroad. His performance in the movie was widely appreciated by critics,  earning him his fourth Filmfare Best Actor Award as well as his first international award for Best Actor at the Golden Minbar International Film Festival in Kazan, Russia.

Roshan recently appeared in Zoya Akhtar‘s Luck by Chance (2009), in which he made a special appearance. He is currently filming for Anurag Basu’s Kites along with Mexican actress Bárbara Mori and Kangna Ranaut, and has recently signed director Sanjay Leela Bhansali‘s film titled as Guzarish opposite Aishwarya Rai Bachchan.

Personal life

Roshan was born in Mumbai, into a Punjabi Hindu family of cinema personalities. His father, film director Rakesh Roshan, is the son of music director Roshan, while his mother, Pinky, is the daughter of producer and director J. Om Prakash. His uncle Rajesh Roshan is a famous music director.

As a child, Roshan attended the Bombay Scottish School.  He later attended Sydenham College, where he did his B.Com.

Roshan is married to Suzanne Khan, the daughter of Sanjay Khan. The couple have two sons, Hrehaan, born in 2006 and Hridaan born in 2008.

Filmfare Awards



International Indian Film Academy Awards

Star Screen Awards


Zee Cine Awards


Bollywood Movie Awards


Stardust Awards


Bengal Film Journalists’ Association Awards


Sansui Awards


Golden Minbar International Film Festival

  • 2008: Golden Minbar International Film Festival for Muslim Cinema (Kazan, Russia), Best Actor Award for Jodhaa Akbar

Other Film Awards

Other Awards

  • 2001: IAS (Indo-American-Society), Young Archievers Award
  • 2001: NSPCC Awards, Best Young Achiever for Kaho Naa… Pyaar Hai
  • 2004: Chhoton Ka Funda Awards, Chhoton Ka Funda Dhishum Dhishum Doley Sholay Award for swashbuckling muscle and action display for Koi… Mil Gaya
  • 2004: Chhoton Ka Funda Awards, Chhoton Ka Funda Boogie Woogie Award for dance performance in It’s Magic for Koi… Mil Gaya
  • 2004: Sahyog Foundation Award for Koi… Mil Gaya
  • 2004: Pogo Awards, Most Amazing Dancer
  • 2004: Bollywood Fashion Awards, Celebrity Style Male
  • 2005: MTV Immies Awards, Best Performance in a Song – Male for Main Aisa Kyon Hoon
  • 2006: Idea Zee F Awards, Youth Style Icon in Films
  • 2007: Filmy’s Person of the Year 2006
  • 2007: MTV Lycra Style Awards, Most Stylish Male for Dhoom 2
  • 2007: MTV Lycra Style Awards, Most Stylish Couple along with Aishwarya Rai for Dhoom 2
  • 2007: MTV Lycra Style Awards, Most Stylish Body
  • 2007: MTV Lycra Style Awards, Most Stylish New Look
  • 2008: Apsara Film & Television Producers Guild Awards, ARY Style Icon Award after being voted as style icon by Pakistani audiences.

Honours and recognitions

  • In August 2001, he was honoured with National Citizen’s Award for his contribution to Indian Cinema.
  • In 2003, he was honoured with the Avadh Samman by the Government of Uttar Pradesh for his outstanding contribution to Indian Cinema.
  • In 2004, he was honoured with the Rajiv Gandhi Young Achiever Award.
  • In May 2006, he was conferred with the prestigious Sahara Awadh Samman in a glittering ceremony during finale at the fortnight-long Lucknow Mahotsav.
  • In December 2006, he was honoured during the International Film Festival of India (IFFI) in Panaji for his contributions to mainstream cinema.
  • In February 2009, he was among the 10 recipients of the IIFAFICCI Frames Awards for the “Most Powerful Entertainers of the Decade”.


Year Film Role Other notes
1980 Aasha Child artist
Aap Ke Deewane Child artist
1986 Bhagwan Dada Govinda (Child artist)
2000 Kaho Naa… Pyaar Hai Rohit/Raj Chopra Double-Winner, Filmfare Best Actor Award &
Filmfare Best Male Debut Award
Fiza Amaan Ikramullah Nominated, Filmfare Best Actor Award
Mission Kashmir Altaf Khan
2001 Yaadein Ronit Malhotra
Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham Rohan Raichand Nominated, Filmfare Best Supporting Actor Award
2002 Aap Mujhe Achche Lagne Lage Rohit
Na Tum Jaano Na Hum Rahul Sharma
Mujhse Dosti Karoge! Raj Malhotra
2003 Main Prem Ki Diwani Hoon Prem Kishen Mathur
Koi… Mil Gaya Rohit Mehra Double-Winner, Filmfare Best Actor Award &
Filmfare Critics Award for Best Performance
2004 Lakshya Karan Shergill Nominated, Filmfare Best Actor Award
2006 Krrish Krishna Mehra (Krrish)/
Rohit Mehra
Nominated, Filmfare Best Actor Award
Dhoom 2 Aryan/Mr. A Winner, Filmfare Best Actor Award
I See You Special appearance in song Subah Subah
2007 Om Shanti Om Himself Special appearance
2008 Jodhaa Akbar Jalaluddin Mohammad
Winner, Best Actor at Golden Minbar International Film Festival
Winner, Filmfare Best Actor Award
Krazzy 4 Special appearance in the title song
2009 Luck by Chance Zaffar Khan Special appearance
Kites Jay Post-production
2010 Guzaarish Filming

September 16, 2009 at 3:47 pm Leave a comment

Hrithik or Shahid… who’s a better dancer?

Movies conducted a poll last time on who is a better dancer between Shahid Kapoor and

Hrithik Roshan and  Shahid Kapoor

Hrithik Roshan and Shahid Kapoor

had won the title of ‘Best Dancer’ as more Indiatimes Movies surfers voted for the industry’s darling chocolate boy. Out of the 40 comments that we received, 22 readers voted for Shahid while 18 voted for Hrithik. Those behind Shahid’s close win said he was far more versatile than Hrithik when it comes to dancing, and thus he is better.

When we met Shahid Kapoor recently as asked the handsome actor as to who does he think is better. “Hrithik Roshan is one of the best dancers in the industry. I am a huge fan of his dancing. Whenever I watch him dance, I get scared. He is damn good at it,” was the initial reaction of Shahid.

On learning that Indiatimes Movies readers felt otherwise, Shahid said, “Hrithik and I have our own style of dancing. He is two and a half inches taller than me and thus his wave (shows the wave-like movement) looks better than mine but I have huge respect for Hrithik. I don’t think I am better than him.”

Talking about Hrithik, Shahid further revealed, “When Hrithik was launched in 2000, everybody told me ‘Ab toh koi naya hero launch honey ka fayda hi nahin, koi usko Hrithik ke baad notice nahin karega’ (there’s no point in launching some other newcomer after Hrithik’s debut, no one will stand a chance in front of him, he won’t be noticed). Unfortunately, I was to be launched after two years and that too in a movie full of newcomers. I liked Hrithik even then and I like him now too.”

September 14, 2009 at 3:24 pm Leave a comment

Hrithik or Abhishek for Agneepath remake? Karan Johar clears

Last couple of months have seen speculations galore around the male lead for Agneepath remake. While names like Hrithik Roshan and Abhishek Bachchan have popped up and there are various permutations and combinations being thought of, filmmaker Karan Johar comes out and clears the air. He goes on to record to state that no one has yet been finalized to play the part of Vijay Dinanath Chauhan.

“I haven’t given any statement whatsoever around the man who would eventually be playing the role of Vijay Dinanath Chauhan that was made iconic by Mr. Amitabh Bachchan. All I have said is that yes, we are going ahead with a remake of Agneepath and that’s about it”, announces Karan Johar.

Whether it is Hrithik, Abhishek or someone else, Karan must be having a wish list though, isn’t it? “Well, the wish list is to get the screenplay right”, laughs Karan, “For the moment nothing else is more important than that.”

Even though the film is coming under the banner of Dharma Productions, Karan won’t be coming behind the camera for the film. “True, I would be stepping aside and the film would be directed by Karan Malhotra who has assisted me on My Name Is Khan. That’s the only thing which has been finalized; rest everything that you hear is mere speculation. We would finalize the cast once the script is locked. Currently, it is still in the process of being written.”

Karan Malhotra is not really a novice when it comes to filmmaking. An erstwhile assistant director, he has also worked with Ashutosh Gowariker (Jodhaa Akbar), Farah Khan (Main Hoon Naa), Farhan Akhtar (Lakshya) and Raj Kumar Santoshi (Lajja, Pukar) amongst others.

Since it is close to two decades since the release of Agneepath (1990), would the remake have a different milieu to it? “Certainly”, comes a response from Karan, “We are adapting the film from the original but ours would be a new age version that would fit in well with today’s time. We really hope that we are able to do justice to the original and make the remake exciting for today’s generation.”

Meanwhile, at last count there are as many as seven films from the house of Dharma Productions that are in different stages of production. This includes My Name Is Khan, Wake Up Sid, Qurbaan, Koochie Koochie Hota Hai, remake of Stepmom, remake of Agneepath and I Hate Love Stories. How is he managing it all?

“Believe me; it’s not difficult at all. All of you have to do is follow a three point ‘mantra’ – ‘Delegation’, ‘Outsourcing’ and ‘Trust’. Along with that, if you have the right vision and infrastructure in place, which we do have in Dharma Productions, it isn’t difficult to crack it all. That’s the way you manage things and I have been fortunate enough to have a team with which it has become possible to helm number of projects at the same time”, explains Karan.

August 24, 2009 at 4:56 pm Leave a comment

Top 5 highest paid Bollywood actors

5. Salman Khan:

salman khan

salman khan

Bollywood’s own bad boy may well have reputation and a tendency to stir up controversies, but when it comes to pay packets, he certainly rakes in the big money. He is known to charge about 8-10 crores per movie, and even though his acting skills (and his accent) have always been debatable, he does deliver hits and has a huge fan following.

4. Hrithik Roshan:

Hrithik Roshan

Hrithik Roshan

After the huge success of Koi Mil Gaya and Krrish, this green eyed boy has fast risen among the Bollywood ranks. Jodhaa Akbar was critically appreciated (though it was very long). Hrithik takes in approximately 10 crores and his three film deal with Adlabs, rumoured to be worth 30 crores, once made him the highest paid star in tinsel town.

3. Shahrukh Khan:

shahrukh khan

shahrukh khan

The baadshah of Bollywood is known to deliver certain hits and hence gets paid royally for that. With umpteen ads and television shows, times are good for him. He charges a cool 12 crores for a movie.

2. Aamir Khan:

Aamir Khan

Aamir Khan

The perfectionist of Bollywood has the highest delivery rate. Usually doing a movie a year, all his movies turn out to be blockbusters. With Ghajini breaking all records, Aamir has once again proven his might. And for that, he charges about 13-14 crores a movie.

1. Akshay Kumar:

Akshay Kumar

Akshay Kumar

Tadaa! His rise to the top has certainly been one to chart. Silently but slowly overtaking the Khan brigade, Akki has consistently delivered hits. He has proven to be the king of mindless comedies and producers rush to him for any comic role. He takes home a whopping 15 crores per movie, the highest ever paid to a Bollywood actor.


August 21, 2009 at 4:05 pm 12 comments

Kites Theme Music Hindi Mp3 songs


Kites movie ; A brand new film of hrithik roshan movie with different type of taking.. there are so many wonderful technical values in this movie..
Songs are the best asset for this movie..

Kites Theme Music Hindi Mp3 songs Kites Online Starred by hrithik Roshan

Starring:Hrithik Roshan,Barbara Mori,Kangna Ranaut,Nick Brown,Kabir Bedi
Music Director : Rajesh Roshan
Director : anurag Basu
Producer :Rakesh roshan

Download Link

August 19, 2009 at 4:12 pm Leave a comment

10 Most Expensive Bollywood Films

Since big budget is the mantra for success nowadays, let us have a look at the Bollywood biggies whose budgets have touched the skies.

10. Jodhaa Akbar

jodha akbar

jodha akbar

Ashutosh Gowariker’s gargantuan epic based on Mughal emperor Akbar’s life and his relationship with his Hindu wife Jodhaabai costed about 40 crores. Elaborate sets, huge war scenes and Hrithik Roshan and Aishwarya Rai as stars push the budget upwards.

9. Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham



Karan Johar’s multi star studded film had Amitabh Bachchan, Jaya Bachchan, SRK, Kajol, Hrithik Roshan and Kareena Kapoor. The film was shot in the US and UK, apart from India, and with designer wear and huge sets, it was one of the most expensive movies made during its time. It had a budget of about 42 crores.

8. Kabhi Alvida Naa Kehna

Kabhi Alvida Naa Kehna

Kabhi Alvida Naa Kehna

Karan Johar again, this time minus Kareena, Hrithik, Kajol but including Rani Mukherji, Abhishek Bachchan and Priety Zinta made the whole of his movie in his favourite location, Manhattan, in New York. Thus, the budget was bound to shoot up just like the New York skyscrapers, to about 44 crores. Though the film did not much on the lines of a story, it did have a good music score, always a presence in a Karan Johar movie.

7. Om Shanti Om



Farah Khan’s comical and over-the-top take on Bollywood was a colorful extravaganza filled with technical mastery. With SRK and Deepika in lead roles, the film was famous for its songs (the one with 31 stars from the film industry) and its reincarnation theme. It cost about 45 crores, out of which a large chunk must have surely been allotted to the publicity campaign, which was extensive.

6. Singh is Kinng

Singh is Kinng

Singh is Kinng

Vipul Shah’s comedy flick involving a happy go lucky sardar was shot entirely at foreign locations, with some reverts to India. The hit jodi of Katrina Kaif and Akshay Kumar spelled magic at the box office. Snoop Dogg also sung a song for the film, which costed about 50 crores.

5. Krrish



Rakesh Roshan’s sequel to Koi Mil Gaya was replete with stunts and special effects. The film also involved a lot of foreign shoots and was packaged by special effects people brought in from Hollywood. This Hrithik Roshan and Priyanka Chopra starrer cost about 50 crores.

4. The Hero: Love Story of a Spy

The Hero

The Hero

This Anil Sharma film had Priyanka Chopra, Preity Zinta, and Sunny Deol was the most expensive film of its time. It did quite a decent amount of business, given the performances and the plot was nothing to brag about. It cost about 55 crores.

3. Kambakht Ishq

Kambakht Ishq

Kambakht Ishq

Mind-numbing storyline (or the lack of it), below the belt jokes, Hollywood stars with no roles to play but eye candy, and vulgar show of skin characterized this movie. But the shooting was in exotic locales and the start studded cast and the hugely extensive (and forceful) publicity campaign ensured that the budget touched 60 crores.

2. Ghajini



Aamir Khan’s remake of the smash South Indian movie made huge profits for him, raking in about 180 crores in revenue. The movie itself is a really bad remake of the awesomely made Memento. The movie cost about 65 crores, which will surely include the nationwide PR programme, which also involved some bizarre concepts like giving the signature Ghajini haircut outside theaters and the war of words between SRK and Aamir.

1. Love Story 2050



Yes, ladies and gentlemen, we are at no. 1. Harry Baweja’s launch vehicle for his son Harman, was packed with blue sets, special effects and a robot called QT (who proved to be a better actor than Harman). We saw him dance (Harman that is), we saw him trying to act and we saw Priyanka Chopra in red hair. The film promised to be a sci-fi extravaganza but turned out to be a damp squid. But it cost daddy Harry a whopping 80 crores.

August 18, 2009 at 4:45 pm 1 comment

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