Hrithik in an Item Number

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As we all know Hrithik Roshan has starred in some of his father, Rakesh Roshan’s biggest hits. So it was a surprise when we found out that the next film he was producing, Krazzy 4, did not star his gorgeous beta. Directed by Raja Sen, Krazzy 4 is an out and out comedy starring Arshad Warsi, Irrfan Khan, Suresh Menon and Rajpal Yadav. Though not the lead, Hrithik will be seen in the film in an elaborate item number.

Rakesh Roshan said, “Well, people always wondered how I could make a film without Hrithik. So here he is, all set to do his career’s first item song. My brother Rajesh Roshan has already recorded the song and I’m putting up an elaborate set for the song to be shot in March 2008.”

There is a possibility that the item number may not happen; Hrithik is currently recovering from knee surgery to fix a torn ligament. “However, let me warn Hrithik’s fans, if I feel his knee is not up to it, I won’t shoot the song. The doctors told him he needed to rest the knee completely, and I mean completely; otherwise it would give way. The injury got aggravated from all the stunts in his recent films, including Krrish,” explained Papa Roshan.

Though this film does not star his son, his next film in the pipline will and it begins shooting in July of 2008. “It’s an action thriller with a strong love story at its heart. Anurag Basu, whom both me and Hrithik think very highly of, is directing the film for us,” said Roshan.

As for Rakesh Roshan, the director, he is planning a bit of break in 2008. “I’m not directing any film. As I said Anurag Basu will direct my son in our next production. I’ve spent 40 years in the movie business and enjoyed every second of it, but now I need to devote time to my family, and to myself. I want to watch my grandson grow up. My hands are as full with production work as I want it to be.”

We wish Hrithik a speedy recovery and look forward to seeing the item number if it indeed does come to pass!

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