Sunday, April 3, 2011

Cricket fan Hrithik prefers shoot to World Cup final

Mumbai, April 2 – Though an ardent cricket lover, Bollywood hunk Hrithik Roshan decided against cancelling Saturday’s shooting for a Karan Johar film to catch the India-Sri Lanka World Cup final in Wankhede.

The actor is shooting for the adapted version of the 1990 hit ‘Agneepath’, produced and directed by Karan Johar.

‘Knowing Hrithik’s love for the game, Karan Johar asked Hrithik if he would like to take a day off to watch the final, but the professional actor said a firm ‘NO’,’ a source said.

Though Hrithik appreciated Karan’s gesture, he also understood that a lot of money would be wasted if the shooting schedule was upset, said the source.

A huge fan of Sachin Tendulkar, Hrithik had allotted his dates months in advance for the shooting. Till Wednesday, when India won the semifinal against Pakistan in Mohali, no one was sure that India would be in the finals.

Hrithik’s decision saves the day for over 400 junior artists who are shooting with him on a huge set that has been constructed for the sequence.

‘The junior artists and the other daily wage earners were thrilled with Hrithik’s gesture,’ said the source.


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