Ameesha Patel’s Candid Revelation
Ameesha Patel, who shot to stardom with a blockbuster debut in “Kaho Naa… Pyaar Hai” followed by “Gadar: Ek Prem Katha,” recently opened up about her experiences working alongside Hrithik Roshan during their initial rise to fame. In a candid conversation with Siddharth Kannan, Ameesha shared some intriguing insights into Hrithik’s career.
Hrithik’s Early Success and Downfall
Ameesha Patel reminisced about the time when she and Hrithik Roshan were basking in the glory of their initial successes. “Kaho Naa… Pyaar Hai” had catapulted both of them into stardom. However, Ameesha revealed that Hrithik confided in her during a phase when her films were succeeding, while his weren’t. It was a perplexing situation for the young actor.
According to Ameesha, after their initial success, Hrithik became immensely influential in the film industry. However, the same audience that elevated him to that status also contributed to his downfall. She vividly described how Hrithik went from being the most powerful man in the country after the Prime Minister one Friday, to facing rejection by the audience the next Friday. This drastic change in fortunes left Ameesha and Hrithik pondering the fickleness of fame.
“He and I used to discuss this on set… On one Friday, Hrithik Roshan becomes the most powerful man after the PM in this country, and the next Friday, people are not accepting his films. What kind of world is this? But I think Hrithik is a demi-god, he’s a Greek god, he’s a superstar forever. Good talent can never be shaken,”
The Ups and Downs
Ameesha Patel recalled feeling disheartened when she saw Hrithik being put on a pedestal one moment and then dragged to the bottom by the same people the next. She explained how critics labeled him as a “one-film wonder” and began comparing him to previous actors who had experienced a similar fate. Ameesha found this tag to be particularly sad for someone as talented as Hrithik.
“They said he’s a one-film wonder, and they began comparing him to previous one-film wonders. It’s such a sad tag to give to someone. And when I heard that announcement, three years later, of Rakesh uncle with ‘Koi… Mil Gaya,’ I was like, ‘Now he’s going to come back’.”
Despite the challenges and the ups and downs of his career, Ameesha Patel offered her unwavering support to Hrithik. She reassured him during the tough times, reminding him that things would eventually get better. She shared an instance when Hrithik expressed his distress over his movies not performing well, and she responded by telling him not to worry, as the tables would inevitably turn.
“He used to be very disturbed, of course. Our first film was such a massive hit, of course the downfall is going to hit you harder. And he’s telling me, ‘But Ameesha, aapne toh dusri film Gadar de di, main flop de raha hoon aap Gadar de rahe ho (But you did ‘Gadar’ and I gave flops).’ I told him not to worry, because the tables will inevitably turn.”
Comparative Analysis and Resilience
Ameesha Patel acknowledged that Hrithik was affected by the constant scrutiny and comparative analysis that came with his early success. However, she also emphasized that Hrithik Roshan’s talent and charisma were undeniable, and his perseverance eventually paid off.
Today, Hrithik Roshan is one of the top stars in the country, proving that talent and resilience can overcome even the toughest challenges in the film industry.
Ameesha Patel’s revelations about Hrithik Roshan’s career journey shed light on the unpredictable nature of the entertainment industry. Hrithik’s story serves as an inspiring example of how talent, determination, and unwavering support can lead to a triumphant comeback, even after facing setbacks.
In an industry where success and failure often walk hand in hand, Hrithik Roshan’s enduring stardom is a testament to his remarkable talent and the belief of those who stood by him during his darkest days.
So, as fans continue to celebrate Hrithik’s cinematic achievements, his journey remains a source of inspiration for aspiring actors and a reminder that in the world of showbiz, true talent always finds its way to the top.