‘Differently Abled’ Is Not Just a Polite Word: Hrithik Roshan

Hrithik Roshan is trying to change the way the world looks at disabled people. 

Even though Rohit of Koi... Mil Gaya, Ellen Masceranhas of Guzaarish and Rohan Bhatnagar of Kaabil are different characters, there is a common thread in the way Hrithik played these characters. It is something of a pleasant paradox that the actor who played physically stunning roles like Dhoom 2 and Krissh is also perhaps the only mainstream Bollywood actor to have successfully essayed differently abled characters in these films.

Hrithik RoshanKaabil was a different experience for me personally. Perhaps more than the accolades and the box office success what will remain with me is an invaluable understanding. I perhaps realized for the first time that the phrase differently abled is not just a polite word for disabled people. They are ACTUALLY differently abled. I didn’t play Rohan Bhatnagar as a disabled guy, I played a guy who believes in himself. My way of seeing them has changed forever.