Superhero character inspires Hrithik

Superhero character inspires Hrithik
Actor Hrithik Roshan (left, with his father director-producer Rakesh Roshan) showing off his Krrish wristband, and as the superhero character in the 2006 movie that was filmed in Singapore.

Bollywood superstar Hrithik Roshan does not just play a superhero in the Krrish science-fiction film franchise, he feels unstoppable in real life too.

Even a double slipped disc sustained just before filming the upcoming second sequel in the series did not put him out of action for long.

Doctors had advised him against any action-related movements - he was even told not to jog. But he persisted, he said at a press conference here last Saturday to launch Krrish 3.

"My body is broken. I have all kinds of problems, I even have a hole in my head," he said, referring to the fact that he recently had a blood clot removed. "But what is most important in life is your spirit. And your attitude, and your perspective on your life."

So inspired is he by his on-screen superhero persona Krishna, a role he reprises in Krrish 3, that he wears the hero's emblem on his wrist.

Showing off a leather bracelet with a metal insignia to an applauding audience at the press conference here, the 39-year-old heart-throb said: "I believe a symbol is more powerful than any human being, any superhero because a symbol has the power to inspire more than any one person can.

"I am so inspired when I associate with that symbol that I feel unstoppable, unbreakable."

Roshan - who has two children with wife Suzanne, daughter of actor Sanjay Khan - wears Krrish's symbol because it is a reminder to keep pressing on, with a "spirit to conquer".

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