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Rakesh Roshan:The Multitalented Man

The article gives a glimpse into the life of famous director producer Rakesh Roshan, his movies and his career so far. It follows his personal and professional graph so far!

Rakesh Roshan Rakesh Roshan:The Multitalented Man Source : Press

Rakesh Roshan is not just an actor but is a prolific producer turned director. He has had the longest successful running innings in the industry. Almost 46 years in the industry and he had more than 60 films to his credit as an actor and almost 13 films to his credit as a producer and director. He has been known for having all the titles of his films beginning with the letter 'K'. Rakesh Roshan has been born in the film industry and knows the industry in and out. His father was the most popular music director Roshan and his young brother Rajesh Roshan followed his trail. He is married to Pinky, daughter of director J. Om Prakash. Today his son Hrithik Roshan has followed his legacy and is one of the well known stars of Bollywood industry. Rakesh Roshan started his career as an actor with Ghar Ghar Ki Kahani (1970). He later played the lead in films like Paraya Dhan opposite Hema Malini (1971), followed by films like Seema (1971), Man Mandir (1971), Aankhon Aankhon Mein (1972), Zakhmee (1975), Khel Khel Mein (1975), Anand Ashram (1977), Khatta Meetha (1978), Jhoota Kahin Ka (1979), Khoobsurat (1980), Aap Ke Deewane (1980), Shriman Shrimati (1982), Hamari Bahu Alka (1982), Kaamchor (1982), Jaag Utha Insan(1984), Aakhir Kyon? (1985). Bhagwan Dada (1986), Anubhav (1986). Khoon Bhari Maang (1988), Bahurani (1989) which were all box office hits. He set up his own production company Filmkraft in 1980 where he produced films like Aap Ke Deewane (1980), the film was a box office dud. His next Kaamchor (1982) was a success. He continued to act in lead roles and produced 16 films most of them which he directed. He later decided to turn director and debuted as a director with Khudgarz (1987) which was a huge box office success. He went on to direct films like Khoon Bhari Maang (1988), Kala Bazaar (1989), Kishen Kanhaiya (1990), Khel(1992), King Uncle (1993), Karan Arjun (1995), Koyla (1997) and Karobaar: The Business of Love (2000). In the year 2000 he launched his son Hrithik in films with his directorial venture Kaho Naa... Pyaar Hai (2000) it was one of the biggest grosser of the year. It was then that he was threatened by the underworld gang for want of money. When he didn't heed to their commands they hired assailants, who fired two bullets at him, one of which hit him on the left arm while the other grazed his chest. As the director fell to the ground, the assailants fled the scene. The assailants were later identified as Sunil Vithal Gaikwad and Sachin Kamble. Roshan had refused to bend down to the demands from Budesh for a percentage of the profits from the overseas sale of the Hindi blockbuster, Kaho Naa... Pyaar Hai. He went on to make sequels year after year with this film. In 2003 he made Koi Mil Gaya. He decided to make a franchise with his third sequel Krrish (2006). He later make Krrazy 4 (2008) and Kites (2010) but the films didn't do well at the box office. In 2013 he came up with the Next franchise of Krrish 3 which starred Hrithik as the hero. It is said that Hrithik could perform well only under the guidance of his father. Upset with his son Hrithik's divorce to Suzzanne Khan,Roshan planned to abandon the 'K' factor is all set to work on his first movie without the title beginning with the 'K' titled "Judai. Matlab Pyaar Hai",which is expected to release in 2017. The film will unravel why divorces take place and unravel the true meaning of love.

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