Gigantic task

It has to be the single biggest ever coup attempted in Indian cinema. The Roshans - father and son - are working on effects for “Krrish 2” on a never-before-attempted scale. “If we can pull it off it will be phenomenal,” said Hrithik Roshan. However he admits that sometimes that task seems gigantic and there are days when both he and his father have doubts, but then “as work progresses, all doubts get wiped out. I am certain that this will work and will be very successful.” However when a comparison is made with the Khans, Roshan answers, “I wouldn’t want to lump Shah Rukh, Aamir and Salman together as Khans. They are distinct individuals. We actors do not see ourselves as super-heros or walk around with a crown on our heads. We are just actors doing what we know best. The only advantage is that, being the last link in the chain, we get all the eyeballs and the praise.”

Time to bond

She continues to rock the charts, no matter what she says or does. Madhuri Dixit Nene may have quit Bollywood after marriage, but her popularity remains undented. Recently, in town, Madhuri confessed that she missed the hullabaloo of Bollywood and Mumbai, but has gradually come to love her life in the US. “I find that I can do all the things that were not possible here; something as simple as walking into a grocery store, hanging around the park or just taking a walk. As an actor none of this was ever possible.” She added that she loved Sundays the most because that was family time. “We spend a lot of time together and, with everyone busy through the week, it’s like bonding again,” she said.

Back in demand

Farah Khan now feels choreographing is a “side business but after the popularity of Sheila and Munni, I’m back in demand. I’ve turned down countless offers but cannot say ‘no’ to my brother or husband so I will work on the dances for their films.” But she is really looking forward to her debut as an actor in Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s film; and soon after that she hopes to roll onto her next venture as a director. “Of course it will be an entertaining masala film. That’s what people want from me. I have learnt that those are familiar territory for me.” Though she has not decided on the actors, she does concede that it will have “some A listers”. Meanwhile she continues to enjoy her stint on a TV show as a judge.