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Hrithik Roshan: I have never seen social media as negative

Hrithik Roshan also said that negativity is necessary in life.

Hrithik Roshan: I have never seen social media as negative
Hrithik Roshan/Instagram
  • Aishwarya Vasudevan

Last Updated: 03.37 AM, Sep 28, 2022


Hrithik Roshan stated during a group interview that social media is typically a great playground and emphasised that users always have the option to decide how they would react in any given circumstance. However, the 48-year-old actor said he approaches social media with a positive outlook. Roshan has experienced his fair share of controversy, and Indian celebs have frequently borne the brunt of social media criticism.

OTTplay was present for a group interview with Roshan wherein the actor said, "I have never seen social media as something that is negative, it has always been positive. Because you have to have your own filters, you have to have the ability to control them, the way you react, the way you respond. It is actually a really good playground of what you react to and how aware you are that this is a reaction and that this is a response. It has never been a bad place."

On Twitter, the actor has 32 million followers, and on Instagram, he has 44 million. He occasionally posts on social media, usually to wish individuals a happy birthday, to promote his movies, or to share some pictures of his family.

The release of Roshan's most recent film, Vikram Vedha, which is an official remake of the 2017 Tamil smash of the same name, starring R Madhavan and Vijay Sethupathi, is currently planned.

Recently, there has been a surge of criticism directed towards Hindi films in general, particularly Laal Singh Chaddha, starring Aamir Khan, and Raksha Bandhan, starring Akshay Kumar, which received demands for a boycott on social media. But everything is OK, Roshan said. He continued that negativity is necessary for life since it has always motivated him to seek out the good.

The actor also said, "Contrast is always important, like day and night, good or bad. We are talking about grey here (Vikram Vedha). So negativity is there to keep you in a state of seeking positivity. It should nudge you to find the light. And this is why I always look at that with positivity. It is there to help you for some reason. It nudges you to a better place. It is all good."

Vikram Vedha, billed as an intense action-crime thriller, is based on the well-known Indian folktale Vikram aur Betal. It depicts the tale of a tough police officer (Khan) going on the hunt for a dangerous mobster (Hrithik).

The original movie's directors, Pushkar and Gayatri, also directed the Hindi adaptation. Presenters of Vikram Vedha include Gulshan Kumar, T-Series Films, Reliance Entertainment, Friday Filmworks, and YNOT Studios. S Sashikanth and Bhushan Kumar are the producers.

The movie, which also stars Radhika Apte, Sharib Hashmi, Rohit Saraf, and Satyadeep Mishra, is slated for a September 30 theatrical release across the globe.