Superstar Hrithik Roshan wore a red-mauli or black thread for the characters which terrified him, Vedha from Vikram Vedha is one such role which scared the actor, and now with the movie running successfully across nation, the actor let go of his thread.
Hrithik Roshan took to his social media handle and dropped a video in which he can be seen cutting off a black thread from his wrist. Dressed in a black t-shirt and blue pajamas, the actor can be seen sitting in what looks like his gym. He cuts the thread and smiles at the camera.
He wrote, “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”
“Can’t even remember when I started this. Was it kaho na pyaar hai ? Or koi mil gaya or much later? (Wil have to go back and check my wrists or neck in those films) cause it’s never planned. 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 , n keeps me searching for more”
“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” added Hrithik Roshan.
Roshan's new release, Vikram Vedha, also stars Saif Ali Khan and Radhika Apte in the lead roles, it is a remake of the Tamil film of the same name. Next, He will star in Siddharth Anand's action film Fighter, with Deepika Padukone and Anil Kapoor, along with much awaited Krishh 4.