It is hard to wrap your head around the fact that actor Hrithik Roshan, otherwise known as the Greek God of Bollywood suffered from body image and confidence issues as a child. However, the 48-year-old has had his share of ups and downs as he candidly revealed recently.
Talking about his mental health, Hrithik said, “I have sometimes felt that life is very unfair. In school, I had such a bad stammer that I couldn’t speak. I never had any friends, or girlfriends. I was very shy and would come back from school and just cry. School days were very painful…on top of that, doctors told me that I couldn’t become an actor. There were problems with my spine, doctors said ‘you cannot dance’.”
Elaborating on his sad phase, the actor added, “I was so broken, that I would wake up for months, and would think it is a dream, a lucid dream. It was so heart-breaking and relive that feeling of knowing that I could not become an actor. I am disabled. So, it was very traumatising.
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However, like a hero in a lot of Bollywood movies, Hrithik too took the problems in his stride and ultimately emerged victorious. “Now when I look back, I thank god,” he said. “Thank you for giving me the problem where I could learn how to be strong. I learnt perseverance and if I did not have a broken spine and speech impediment… For the day to be there, you have to have the night. When problems come, it becomes a game. I can hold on to this thought that I can learn from this pain, and it can shape my character. I come out stronger.”
Hrithik was last seen in Vikram Vedha earlier this year along with Saif Ali Khan. He will next be seen in Siddharth Anand’s keenly awaited Fighter, which also stars Deepika Padukone.