With box office collections of Rs 206.35 cr (within 10 days) and counting, Krrish 3 has proved that superheroes (in Hindi cinema) are here to stay! Man of the moment, Hrithik Roshan gets candid on this much cherished triumph, why merely wearing a cape and a mast do not do the trick, the next edition of Krrish and more.
Considering Krrish is such a rage among children, how did your sons Hrehaan and Hridaan respond to the film’s third edition?
They loved it. I am just glad that in their range of superheroes there is a Krrish involved now in fighting with Spider-man, Super-man, Iron man and apparently, Krrishna wins! They were very curious while the film was being made, and they kept asking what was going to happen; which was good because they were really involved. And it’s the greatest joy, because if your own kids and family don’t like the film then well, it’s not satisfying enough. As much as you get from the outside, you need that tank to be filled up first by the people you love so much.
And did it live up to your own expectations?
Well, the facts and figures are there to prove that it has gone way beyond any expectations. I could have expected the world, but I still would have been shocked by the way it’s doing right now.
I think by the end of the first week we’d cross Rs 200 crore ( worldwide). What else can one ask for? The kind of acceptance and love that is pouring in from all over, it reaffirms your belief that as much as you put into something, that’s how much you will get back. So my belief, that I am on the right track and that I must continue have been reaffirmed. I must always take this as a blessing. I am very fortunate that I can add so much joy to the lives of so many people. When I visited the theaters, I saw that euphoria and it was such a huge compliment; a pat on my back that I have done well. And to be able to put a smile on someone’s face just by being there is a blessing. I will never take that for granted.
Were you disappointed that the reviews were not entirely flattering?
On the contrary, we have had an average of 4 or 4.5 stars. I