“I was on the verge of depression on the sets of War”: Hrithik Roshan

War Movie, Hrithik Roshan, Depression
A still of Hrithik Roshan from the movie War
War Movie, Hrithik Roshan, Depression
A still of Hrithik Roshan from the movie War

Hrithik Roshan is currently one of Bollywood’s most bankable and successful actors. He is the son of director Rakesh Roshan and has done some incredible work in the industry over the years.

While he is extremely popular among his fans, in a recent interview, the actor revealed that he was on the verge of depression following the release of his film War and explained why. Scroll down to find out more.

The film, directed by Siddharth Anand and produced by YRF, was released in 2019 and starred Tiger Shroff and Vaani Kapoor in pivotal roles. It was not only one of the year’s highest-grossing films, but also of Hrithik’s acting career. However, Hrithik had a “challenging time.”

However, Hrithik had a ‘difficult time’ filming it, as he revealed in a recent interview.

“I feel as light and as fast as our last transformation,” Hrithik Roshan said to his fitness trainer Kris Gethin. When I was doing War, I thought I was going to die. I wasn’t prepared for the film, and I was facing a significant challenge. I was attempting to achieve perfection when I wasn’t prepared. I experienced adrenaline fatigue after seeing the film. I couldn’t train for 3-4 months because I wasn’t feeling well. I was on the verge of going insane. I was completely lost, and it was then that I realised I needed to make a change in my life.”

Recalling training with Hrithik Roshan in 2013, Kris Gethin also added that the actor, ‘didn’t take a day off in seven months’.

He has done it all, from sleeping on time to eating his meals on time to meeting his daily goals. He has been dealing with “a lot of injuries since he was a teenager,” according to the trainer.

“Perhaps age was one of those factors,” the War actor added. Having said that, I know it wasn’t because of my age. It all came down to me not living the kind of life I should be living – health-wise and physically. Somewhere along the way, I began to believe that it is acceptable to unwind. I have to remember that even when I’m playing characters like a visually impaired man (in Kaabil) or a schoolteacher (in Super 30), I can’t escape my current lifestyle. This is not a filmic transformation. This is me attempting to find a way of life that I can live for the rest of my life. It is for the sake of longevity.”