London was hit with the Bollywood vibe on Tuesday when much-loved actor Hrithik Roshan came to town for the European premiere of his forthcoming movie, Kites. Accompanied by his family and the crew of the film, Roshan seemed not only thrilled about the release of his film, but also equally excited to interact with his UK fans outside the Odeon in Leicester Square.
The actor, who stopped for a quick chat, reminisced about the surroundings, “I have often walked these streets on my own… I have sat and had pizza in Pizza Hut [on the other side of the Square] so this is an amazing feeling”.
Just before the screening, the audience was also in for a little collective speech by the Kites team in which Roshan was quite unreservedly the centre of attention. Invited on stage and introduced by his father, Rakesh, Hrithik addressed the audience amidst the continuous cheers and camera-clicks to say, “I’m overwhelmed with so much love. Well,[this is] 2 and a half years of my blood and sweat, my heart and soul and I really hope you enjoy the film. They say that you can never create something that you are not inside. The thing that I hope you take away from this film is a little piece of love and make spread it guys… make the world a better place.”
Roshan is one of the most popular actors in Indian cinema today and his love for his fans shone through during Tuesday’s red carpet and the screening. An admirably humble, talented and down-to-earth individual, Roshan is sure to leave the fans wanting more once again in Kites, which releases on 21 May.
BollySpice was there to cover the event and we will have even more including pictures and interviews so stay tuned!