Hrithik Roshan: “It was the love story in the middle of the thrill and action of Bang Bang that attracted me a lot”

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14sep_BangBangStills075, 4, 3, 2, 1… get ready because Bang Bang is hitting theaters on October 2nd. Siddharth Anand’s Indian take on the Tom Cruise/Cameron Diaz starrer Knight and Day, Bang Bang stars the hot jodi of Hrithik Roshan and Katrina Kaif.

From what we have seen from the trailer and promos Bang Bang promises edge of the seat excitement and adrenaline-pumping action plus some romance sprinkled in. It tells the story of the chance encounter of the unassuming bank receptionist Harleen Sahni (Katrina Kaif) with the charming yet mysterious Rajveer Nanda (Hrithik Roshan). What happens next includes ditched planes, car chases, shoot-outs, bombing raids and general global mayhem. But as the transcontinental chase ensues with Rajveer convincing Harleen that he’s the good guy, can she really trust him, and will trust matter when the bullets start flying? We will find out Thursday!

Hrithik Roshan sat down recently to discuss his latest role and all things Bang Bang in this new Q and A interview! Check it out!

Revealing what drew him to doing Bang Bang, the actor said, “I always look to do something that is challenging and Bang Bang excited me right from the word go. Bang Bang has everything – action, romance, music, fun, adventure.”

14sep_BangBangStills21Adding, “I know people are calling it an action film but to me it’s a romantic film at its core. Yes, there is action and incredible never-seen-before action but it revolves around a simple, beautiful love story between my character and Katrina’s. I loved the film when I read it and it was the love story in the middle of the thrill and action that attracted me a lot.”

He says one of the reasons he decided to say yes was the chance to work with director Siddharth Anand “It has been an honor to work with Siddharth Anand who has made this incredible movie.”

Fans loved the Hrithik and Katrina jodi in Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara and Hrithik says he is happy that audiences are loving them in this film in this avatar, “I’m really happy that our pairing has been accepted by the audiences and that they are liking what we have done in Bang Bang.”

The actor had nothing but praise for his co-star, “It was great working with her as usual. She is a fantastic co-worker. She is extremely professional, very hard-working and has great work ethics. If you see her career graph, these are the values that have made her one of the most successful actors today. Katrina is fun to work with and I hope people love the work that we have done in Bang Bang.”

14sep_BangBangStills13Everyone has been raving about the action sequences since the very first teaser of Bang Bang and audiences can’t wait to see them in their full on heart stopping glory on the full screen. About filming those sequences Hrithik revealed,  “I love the adrenaline rush. I’m an extreme guy and I love doing the action myself. It gives me a high. I have never shot such action sequences in my life – it is definitely a first in Bollywood and I thoroughly enjoyed doing them. We had an incredible crew who took care of me when I was jumping of rooftops or driving a bike or the F1 car and water skiing while attached to a sea-plane or doing the incredible stunt with the fly board that people are really loving. I mean I had a great time doing these extreme action stunts. The risk involved is the high but when you have a team that looks after you and makes sure that you are safe, there is nothing to worry. I trusted them with my eyes closed.”

In the title track Hrithik gets his Michael Jackson style on and fans went ga-ga over his MJ moves.  “Yes, the reaction to the song has been incredible and I thank everyone for the love that they have showered on me and Bang Bang. When Sid first told me about the concept, I wasn’t sure as no one can do what MJ did. But then I thought MJ was an inspiration to me and now that I’m getting a chance to give a tribute to him why should I not. I have given the God of dancing my humble tribute in my own style. I’m very happy that people are liking that. I have not tried to copy because you can’t copy MJ so I danced his moves in my own way and I had a blast. I love the title track. It’s subtle and a really cool dance number. And I danced with all my heart and so did Katrina. She is an outstanding dancer and we had a great time dancing to this song.”

He says, Bang Bang has everything that is a great, entertaining movie,  “Yes, Bang Bang has everything for everyone. It is a masala movie, a complete family entertainer. I enjoyed everything about this movie. It is a very special film for me, in fact, it is one of best films to date.”

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