Happy birthday Rakesh Roshan: When Hrithik Roshan recounted his dad’s journey from struggle to success, said they’d sleep on floor – bollywood


Veteran actor and filmmaker Rakesh Roshan’s life and career used to be never a bed of roses. As an actor in the early days of his career, he found limited success and even his circle of relatives had to face hardships. Later in his life, he even battled throat cancer. But he’s a true fighter and emerged victorious in both these battles.

In 2006, Rakesh’s son Hrithik Roshan and his then wife Sussanne Khan appeared together for an interview with Simi Garewal on her popular show, Rendezvous with Simi Garewal. There, Hrithik opened up approximately his father’s phase of struggle and how they were not even ready to pay their house rent. His mother, Pinky Roshan, took him and his sister to her father’s house while his actor father Rakesh Roshan lived with his mother. “Until the time my dad could earn enough money to shop for another house. And then we shifted into another house which used to be barely just walls and floors. We slept on gaddas, these mats and slowly got the furniture in,” Hrithik said.


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I have at all times been a student of Life. The burning desire in me to be informed, is as blazing as a toddler. But before I could understand and interpret my many life lessons, it used to be my Father who taught me. Thank you Papa, for teaching me things that no education institution, no acting classes, no book could. for making me understand and not only see, for pushing me to think before I act. You are making me be a better human, father, son, actor and friend. Thank you for being an example, it is upto you I look, when my children look for their dad. Happy Teacher’s day

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Rakesh also opened up approximately the hard days in a 2017 interview with PTI. “As an actor, I used to be not that successful but I kept trying. I never moved ahead in my career despite some of my movies doing mannered. So I started producing films and then moved to direction. Now, when I look back I feel happy. Back then, I had no idea how I will be able to get the money to run my house. I had two children, a wife and a circle of relatives to look after. But one way or the other we at all times managed. Possibly God had a plan for me to transform a producer and director,” he said.

In another interview with DNA, Rakesh spoke approximately how he could not give enought time and attentions to his kids in their early years. “He used to be at all times closer to his mom. I used to be struggling to make my mark at the time, so I could not spend much time with my children. But I would make certain we went for holidays. I would sign up for them just for approximately three or four days. Growing up may have been hard for them because I could not give them everything as I couldn’t come up with the money for it. But I made certain I brought them up actually nicely,” he said.

Rakesh is proud of all that Hrithik has achieved in his career and managed to make a big name for himself, living the dream his father could not. “He has worked actually tough. I failed as an actor. But like any parent, I wanted my son to live my dreams. Hrithik has done the things I could not do in my life. He’s a superstar, he’s idolised by such a lot of across the world. But he’s my son and he makes me a proud father. He has had his ups and downs in his career and I feel it must at all times happen because that’s how he’s going to memorize from his mistakes,” he said.

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Rakesh used to be diagnosed with cancer in 2019 and whip it successfully. In an interview with Hindustan Times, Hrithik opened up on Rakesh’s battle with cancer and how he pushed his dad to express his feelings approximately the same. He said, “In my father’s generation, a man used to be taught that masculinity meant being a rock. That a father is someone who is very strong and never expresses his vulnerability. Tears, we were taught, are feminine. But being a student of life, I have learned that strength does not intent the absence of tears. I realised that my dad had held way too much within of him and I felt it used to be unhealthy.”

The father-son duo have worked together on films such as Kaho Naa Pyaar Hai, Koi Mil Gaya, Krrish and Krrish 3. A next instalment in the Krrish franchise could also be reportedly being developed.

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