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By TUSHAR JOSHI (Mid-Day; November 27, 2009)

Sanjay Leela Bhansali and Hrithik Roshan are at loggerheads over the usage of English dialogues in Guzaarish. The director and actor have been indulging in verbal volleys over it.

Guzaarish has quite a few dialogues in English. In fact, most of the interaction between Hrithik and his co-star is in English. While Bhansali thinks it’s necessary to converse in the Queen’s language, Roshan doesn’t feel the same.

Recently there was a showdown between the two when Duggu went ahead and spoke some lines in Hindi, which were in English in the script. This upset Bhansali who told the actor that he couldn’t make changes and call the shots.

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A source reveals, “Hrithik feels that an overdose of English will make the film too classy. It won’t cater to the masses that will come to see the film. He even suggested that Bhansali add subtitles, but the director isn’t quite convinced. He’s going ahead and using English lines wherever he thinks fit.”

The risks Duggu is taking
Apart from growing a beard, Hrithik has also been asked to pile on some extra kilos for the film. “Since his character is paraplegic and bound to a wheelchair, he will have to look chubby and let go of his muscular chiselled appearance.  Hrithik is pushing the envelope and taking huge risks with Guzaarish,” notes the source.

Hrithik and Bhansali remained unavailable for comment.

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Sanjay Leela Bhansali asks Hrithik to tone down his muscular look and put on weight for his role in Guzaarish
By Vickey Lalwani (MUMBAI MIRROR; September 09, 2009)
Hrithik Roshan has virtually stopped hitting the gym. For Guzaarish, the taskmaster Sanjay Leela Bhansali has given him strict instructions to put on weight for his role.

The instructions read: You have to put on some weight around your stomach and abs. And you can’t cut your hair and beard.

Hrithik is adhering to Bhansali’s instructions diligently. The gym, which was a very important part of Hrithik’s everyday life, has taken a back seat.

For those who came in late, Hrithik is on a wheelchair for a major portion of the film and he has been practising wheeling himself around to practice for the role. He has been researching paraplegic patients and has been reading up on their physical behaviour as well.

A source said, “Nowadays, Hrithik does not indulge in his regular workouts which involve a lot of weight-lifting. If he goes to the gym, he goes for barely few minutes and does just the basic things. There are days when he may not go the gym too.”

Explaining why Bhansali instructed Hrithik to refrain from working out, our source said, “Bhansali is very kicked about Guzaarish. Like always, he is particular about every minute detail this time too.”

Hrithik’s official spokesperson said, “Hrithik has a very lean look these days. Since he plays a paraplegic patient in Guzaarish, he can’t look so fit and trim in the film.”

A friend of Hrithik said, “Unlike most actors who feel restless when they stop going to the gym, Hrithik is very cool about it. At this point of time, his mind is working only on Guzaarish. He has taken to Bhansali’s film like a duck takes to water. He knows that he can get back his present look in a few days time, if and whenever he wants.”

So if you see a tad roly poly Hrithik in the near future, don’t be surprised.


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