Hrithik Roshan is one of the few, genuine stars in the Hindi film industry. Almost two decades after it released, ‘Kaho Naa…Pyaar Hai’ (2000) continue to be the best launch pad for any Hindi film actor. The film shot Hrithik to super-stardom and despite a few roadblocks in between, he has managed to maintain his position as one of the most bankable actors in the Hindi film industry. Hrithik is also known to be very selective about the projects he takes up. That was not the case in the initial years of his career as he had multiple releases every year right from 2000 to 2003. But, after that he decided to take things slow. In the years 2005, 2007, 2009, 2011 and 2018 he did not have a single release as a leading man. Since 2004, there have been just two instances when two films featuring him as a leading man released in the same year. He delivered two massive successes in 2006 in the form of ‘Krrish’ and ‘Dhoom 2’. 2010 did not prove to be as lucky. That year, he had his home-production ‘Kites’ and Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s ‘Guzaarish’ a few months apart from each other. Unfortunately, neither of the two films failed to make a mark at the box-office.
Now, with ‘Super 30’ turning out to be a hit and ‘War’ on its way of becoming a blockbuster success, 2019 has proved to be one of the best years of his career. It is interesting to note that since 2006, this is the first time that he has had two releases in a year both of which have proved to be money-spinners at the box-office. This is the first time in thirteen years that something of this sort has happened. From an actor of his stature, who also happens to be one of the top stars in the country, one definitely expects more frequent appearances at the cinemas.
Hrithik had not had a major success since ‘Krrish 3’ (2013) and the success of his two releases this year has definitely brought him back in the reckoning. While one would like to see the actor doing at least two films every year, that does not seem to be happening in the near future as the year is about to come to a close and he has not officially signed his next. If at all he signs Farah Khan’s remake of ‘Satte Pe Satta’ (1982) or any other film for that matter, one cannot expect him to see him in more than one film next year.