Actor Hrithik Roshan may be a superstar but his struggles in life will inspire all. He has had a long struggle against stammering. However, he has dealt with it like a ‘superstar’ and emerged victorious. The fight against it is a constant one; he still practices everyday to overcome his speech issue.
According to report in Mumbai Mirror, Hrithik may soon become the brand ambassador of The Indian Stammering Association (TISA). Nine members of the association met the actor at his residence on March 15. “I’d practise every day to overcome the speech issue, I still do for an hour at least so that I can control the secondary actions like twitching and all. The unacceptability to stammering was not only bothersome in my childhood but prevailed till 2012, long after I had become a film star,” the report quoted him as saying.
Speaking about his struggle, Hrithik recalled a time when he had to go to Dubai for an award. For his acceptance speech, he had to practice hard to say the word ‘Dubai’ and eventually did deliver it without difficulty.
Actor Hrithik Roshan with his fans on his birthday in Mumbai on January 10, 2019. ( IANS )
It may be recalled that in September last year his sister Sunaina Roshan had written a long blog post on her brother in which she spoke about incidents from their childhood and getting diagnosed with cancer. She had also touched upon Hrithik’s problem of stammering.
She had written: “He defeated another major hurdle in life and that was overcoming or rather finding a way to live with his stammer. He says it has been his greatest battle. I remember watching him at the age of 13 as he would sit and read aloud for hours, sometimes alone in the bathroom every single day, morning and night without fail. For 22 years I saw him do this.”
Meanwhile, on his work front, Hrithik will be seen next in a film called Super 30, which is based on the life of the maths wizard from Bihar, named Anand Kumar, who coached children from backward communities to crack the elite IIT examination.
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First Published: Mar 16, 2019 15:10 IST