“Good things happen to good people”. This is what Hrithik Roshan was heard saying in his first interviews post-Kaho Naa Pyaar Hai. The actor’s belief in this very thought has perhaps seen him through the bad times as well as the good.
Following outstanding performances in films like Dhoom 2, Koi Mil Gaya and more recently Jodha Akbar, it seemed increasingly likely that it was only a matter of time before Hollywood would come knocking on the heartthrob’s door. When Roshan, along with father Rakesh and co-star Barbara Mori, premiered their upcoming film Kites on the Cannes platform in 2009, it appeared that this dream was not out of reach. Surely, an actor with Roshan’s hard-to-match acting calibre, luring screen presence and devilishly good looks should be enough to have made the big names in Hollywood sit up and take notice… and notice they did. As of now, though, there is no news as yet about a project in Hollywood for the much-loved actor.
However, all is not lost. Cue Shekhar Kapur and his new film Paani (Water), a film which will be made in English. The internationally celebrated director has rumoured to have signed Roshan for the film and is in talks with none other than Kirsten Stewart, of Twilight and New Moon fame. The actress has caught Kapur’s eye for the role in Paani as he required a tall and charming woman and Stewart will comfortably fit into this image.
Since the news broke, there has been much speculation surrounding the Stewart’s involvement in the upcoming movie. Whether true or not, it will sure take a very special actress to be cast opposite Bollywood’s ultimate hunk… And as Shekhar Kapur is a household name in many nations, Roshan’s charisma is sure to make an extraordinary impact on an international stage very soon.