To quote the famous Poo from Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham, “good looks, good looks, and good looks,” seems like a term coined for Hrithik Roshan. At 48 (as of January 10), he’s among the most prominent stars the country has ever seen. Despite being voted several times over as the world’s sexiest Asian male, Hrithik Roshan, and modesty go hand in hand. Unphased by his fame, star power, and looks, this Bollywood celebrity, in his over two-decade-long career, has taught us some valuable lessons (albeit unknowingly). As we gear up to say happy birthday to Hrithik Roshan, here are the top six life lessons we’ve imbibed from him.
Lessons to learn from Hrithik Roshan
1. Imperfections make you perfect
In a world where beauty standards are crushing people’s mental health, God sent us a Bollywood actor with a beard who tells you that it’s alright not to be perfect. To quote the actor himself from his official Facebook, "I am lucky. Not cause I got voted sexiest. Cause I just noticed God gave me a piece of ugly to carry with me to remind myself n others of how beautiful our imperfections make us (sic)" Hrithik said in a post on his official Facebook page. He further went on to add, “My thumb used to repel people in school. Today I am posting it to millions like you who I know are just like me. Beautifully imperfect. Thank you God for this wonderful life. Make your weaknesses your strength. Be proud. U are beautiful. Trust me (sic).”
Talk about setting better standards for both physical appearance and mental health!
2. Work hard consistently
You can look good, sure, but is that all that’s needed to make it big in Bollywood? We think not. An actor’s job is ever-evolving. From working hard on your acting skills to staying fit, and upskilling in other departments like song and dance, it’s a constant job. Hrithik was once quoted saying, “The only time to take the step towards change is now. Even if they’re baby steps, start today! (sic)” Work hard, talk small but significant steps toward your goals, and success will come to you.
3. Take care of your health
If there’s anything the pandemic has taught us, it’s that your health is everything. And, Hrithik Roshan’s body has always been the definition of fitness. He’s the poster boy of good health. The actor has always emphasised on the need for good nutrition and movement. Aside from staying physically fit, Hrithik Roshan has repeatedly reiterated the importance of staying mentally fit. As he was quoted saying here, “He opined that mental health is of primary importance. “In my life, every single time I have felt a need to understand or if I have a confusion or a pain or struggle in my mind and if I can’t solve my problem or if I don’t get the answers I am searching for, I have always reached out (sic).”
4. It’s possible to stay friends with your ex
Hrithik Roshan and his ex-wife, Sussanne Khan amicably parted ways years ago. The two continue to co-parent their two children while managing to stay friends with one another. Over time, the two have moved on in their personal lives but have remained on healthy terms with one another, and in fact, have on many occasions even been spotted hanging out with their respective partners in tow. Now, isn’t that a fitting example for all? It’s admirable to see how they’ve handled their private matters with ease in a world where they’re constantly under the microscope.
5. Failures help you grow
Hrithik Roshan may be known for his signature dance steps, but the actor has also seen several failures at the box office. But, he has never backed down. He once tweeted, “...Every calamity is just another opportunity…” And, it shows. Despite the heartbreaks, failures, and other challenges that life has thrown his way, Roshan has always bounced back. And, it’s on these principles that he built his brand, HRX in 2013.
6. Keep dancing away
Can you even imagine Hrithik Roshan without his famous dance steps? Whether it’s on his Instagram, at award shows, for or film promotions, no matter where Roshan is, he’s always dancing. While seeing Hrithik Roshan dance is always a delight, you’ll also find several actors ape Hrithik Roshan’s dance steps. The actor’s dancing abilities have always been lauded, but has anyone ever noticed how much fun he’s having? Despite the lulls of life, Roshan shows that you need to keep moving, one dance step at a time.