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Hrithik Roshan on having a bad memory and taking style lessons from Kunal Kapoor

Bollywood superstar Hrithik Roshan on making time to travel, the most stylish person he knows and what luxury means to him

Indian Bollywood actor Hrithik Roshan. AFP
Indian Bollywood actor Hrithik Roshan. AFP

Bollywood superstar Hrithik Roshan is a man in demand. With three films out this year alone, he has been busy on set with War, Super 30 and Kaabil. An ambassador for Rado watches, the father-of-two was in the UAE recently for the opening of the brand's new boutique at the Dubai Mall.

If you could wake up anywhere in the world tomorrow, where would you be?

The Maldives, because I think a vacation is due … I have been working too hard. My last trip was in June last year. I went to Gstaad, Switzerland and Rome, Italy. I travel a lot when I go on vacation, I want to travel across the globe, me and my two boys. We want to travel to a lot of cities, see a lot of places and do crazy stuff.

A deserted tourist beach on the Maldives island of Ukulhas. Farah Andrews / The National 
A beach on the Maldives island of Ukulhas. Farah Andrews / The National

You are sitting down to the perfect meal. Where are you, what are you eating and who are you with?

A perfect meal would be anything that tastes good, shared with my sons. Right now, I would go with any really well made Indian cuisine. I haven’t had that in a long time, because I was doing War, so everything I was eating was grilled or boiled, and Indian food has all the masalas and stuff. It’s really, really heavy, so that wasn’t allowed for the kind of character I was playing. So today, I would love to binge on that.

Tiger Shroff, left, and Hrithik Roshan star in 'War'. Courtesy YR Films
Tiger Shroff, left, and Hrithik Roshan star in 'War'. Courtesy YR Films

How would you describe your personal style?

I don’t really think I have a style, but being comfortable in what you’re wearing is what I try to achieve.

Hrithik Roshan was in Dubai with Rado watches. Courtesy Rivoli 
Hrithik Roshan was in Dubai with Rado watches. Courtesy Rivoli

Who is the best dressed person you know?

Kunal Kapoor, who is a good friend of mine. He just knows what to wear and when to wear it; his Instagram posts are spot on. I am learning from him now.

What’s one thing that people would be surprised to know about you?

My memory is very bad, with people and names. I don’t know if people know that.

What was your first ever luxury purchase?

I think that would have been my Rolls-Royce.

Are you a collector? What do you collect?

I collect experiences, but nothing material.

What’s your favourite watch?

I only own Rado watches, so that goes to show that I am very much at home endorsing the brand, because that is what I wear. The Hyperchrome is my favourite.

What is your favourite film?

My favourite film is War, because it is in theatres now. My future favourite film will be the one I do next … I don’t know what it is right now.

Hrithik Roshan in a scene from 'War'. Courtesy YRF Films
Hrithik Roshan in a scene from 'War'. Courtesy YRF Films

If you had a super power, what would it be?

I would make all the cigarettes in this world disappear. I think it is the worst disease to be a smoker.

What’s the one film character that you wish you could have played?

None, I like being surprised by my scripts. I am not so into doing stories of historical people and remakes.

What’s your favourite city in the world?

I have many, but I think Mumbai, because I live there, Dubai comes a very close second; then London or LA.

What is life’s greatest luxury?

Your ability to change your mind and perspective whenever you want.

Updated: December 12, 2019 06:05 PM

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