Amitabh lauds Hrithik’s trance dance in ‘Jodhaa Akbar’

February 21st, 2008 - 2:51 pm ICT by admin  

A file-photo of Jodhaa Akbar
By Subhash K. Jha
Mumbai, Feb 21 (IANS) The compliments haven’t stopped pouring in for Hrithik Roshan since “Jodhaa Akbar” hit the theatres. The latest addition to the list of people who have praised him is Bollywood icon Amitabh Bachchan. On seeing Hrithik’s enchanting trance dance during the qawwalli “Khwaja mere khwaja” the Big B observed that not since Stanley Kubrick’s legendary sci-fi “2001: A Space Odyssey” in 1968 had there been such an apocalyptic moment in a film.

“That compliment just blew my mind,” Hrithik told IANS. “Doing ‘Jodhaa Akbar’ wasn’t easy for me. That dance in a trance was especially difficult. When Ashutosh Gowariker explained the situation, I just didn’t know how to go about it.

“In that moment of spiritual ecstasy what does my character experience? I was completely puzzled. Then I was told that it was moment when Akbar connects with divinity.

“I joined the singers to dance with one hand pointing towards heaven, which was receiving the divine gift, while my other hand pointed to the ground, which meant I was connecting the gift received from divinity to people down below. I was the medium, the recipient of divine communication,” he said.

Hrithik is paired with Aishwarya Rai in this historical romance that focuses on the relationship between Mughal emperor Jalaluddin Akbar and his wife Jodha Bai.

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