Vikram Vedha is a Hindi remake by director duo Pushkar-Gayathri of their similarly titled 2017 Tamil film. The movie is set to be released on September 30. It stars Saif Ali Khan and Hrithik Roshan, who last appeared in a feature film together twenty years back (Naa Tum Jano Na Hum). 

For the multi-starrer remake, Vijay Sethupathi’s role of Vedha has been played by Hrithik Roshan, and Saif Ali Khan steps into R. Madhavan’s shoes with the character Vikram. 

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Who is Hrithik Roshan?

Born on January 10, 1974, in Bombay (now Mumbai), Maharashtra. He was raised in a Bollywood family. His father, Rakesh Roshan, is a film director, producer, and actor. His mother, Pinky, is the daughter of producer and director J. Om. Prakash. He got married to Sussanne Khan in 2000 and the couple divorced in 2014. They have two children together.

As a kid, the Kaho Naa…Pyaar Hai star was made to feel different by a section of his peers because of his stammering and the extra thumb he has on his right hand (Hyperdactyly). This resulted in him feeling isolated during his school days. The 48-year-old actor studied at Sydenham College of Economics where he participated in dance and music festivals while completing his undergraduate studies in commerce. 

Roshan started his career at the young age of six when he danced in a song in the film Aasha (1980). After this, he acted in various small roles until he started assisting his father with the latter’s films like Khudgarz (1987) and Karan Arjun (1995). In the earlier days, he also swept the floors and made tea for the crew. 

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Hrithik Roshan debuted in the year 2000 when his father cast him for the romantic drama Kaho Naa… Pyar Hai, opposite Ameesha Patel. In the coming years, he gave many hit movies and got to play a variety of roles. He co-starred with Saif Ali Khan for Na Tum Jaano Na Hum (2002). While Roshan was not always a part of successful films, he managed to establish himself as a bonafide superstar. 

The actor’s versatility can be seen in movies like Koi… Mil Gaya (2003), Lakshya (2004), Super 30 and War, both of which were released in 2019. His dancing skills were highly appreciated for songs like Mai Aisa Kyun Hu (Lakshya), Tu Meri (Bang Bang, 2014) and Senorita (Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara, 2011). His most iconic lead roles were in movies like Jodha Akbar (2008), the Krish series, Guzaarish (2010), and Kites (2010). 

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His performances fetched Roshan six Filmfare Awards, five International Indian Film Academy (IIFA) Awards, as well as five Screen Awards. Forbes India’s Celebrity 100 featured him several times for his income and popularity. The actor is still actively working and the movie upcoming Vikram Vedha is another probable blockbuster on his list.