Hrithik Roshan, in his latest Instagram entry, explained how he detaches himself from every character that “terrifies” him. Sharing his post film ritual, the actor captioned the post: “Time to let go. I don’t know exactly when I started doing this. Or even why. But I realized today that I’ve secretly done this for every character that terrified me. Mostly it’s a red mauli ( Kabir wore that) and sometimes it’s a black thread.” After every film that he stars in, Hrithik cuts off a thread tied on his hand, which is symbolic of the characters he plays. FYI, Kabir was the name of his character in the 2019 film War. The actor added that he can’t recall when he started doing this process and wrote: “Can’t even remember when I started this. Was it Kaho Na Pyaar Hai (his debut film)? Or Koi Mil Gaya or much later ? ( Will have to go back and check my wrists or neck in those films ) cause it’s never planned.”
He added, “Vedha got it at dress rehearsals n became it. Kabir got it at the War mahurat pooja and I made it a part of him. I think I do it cause it physically anchors the commitment I make to myself before I begin. A secret pact between me and myself. The ritual of cutting it is always confusing. For Vedha I tried once my shoot got over but couldn’t , then when my dub got over , but again couldn’t. And then I finally did when the question I ask myself had a satisfactory answer – Did I give this everything I had? Can I do more ?” – it’s a question that scares me, drives me and keeps me searching for more.”
The actor also wrote about the things that he learnt after playing Vedha in Vikram Vedha and added, “Vedha has been a terrific journey. Thru him I learnt to be. At peace with my failings. Unafraid and unapologetic. I will always be grateful to my directors and writers Pushkar and Gayatri for creating this opportunity. Thank you Vedha. I let go. With love and gratitude.”
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Hrithik Roshan, co-starred with Saif Ali Khan in Vikram Vedha. The actor will next be seen in Fighter alongside Deepika Padukone.