Siddharth Anand and Hrithik Roshan are all set to partner on-screen after their blockbuster outing together in War (2019), for the aerial action drama Fighter. The film stars Deepika Padukone as the female lead and is scheduled to release on Republic Day 2023.
During the recent interaction at IFFI 2021, filmmaker Siddharth Anand opened up about working with Hrithik Roshan and what makes him the best out there. He said, “He (Hrithik) is a complete hero. There’s nothing else that a director can ask for from an actor that Hrithik can’t give you. I think you have to actually challenge yourself and come up with something again, every hour on the sets that you can utilise his potential. Which I think none of us have yet been able to do and it’s a challenge for all of us.”
Siddharth further added, “It’s really exciting and motivating to be with him and in one of my earlier interviews I have said that I’d always aspired to become a filmmaker that Hrithik Roshan would do a film with, that I can just work with him or even just bounce off my ideas by him and get his feedback.”
“Because there’s a hidden filmmaker in him which not many actors are, and he looks at a broad perspective of the film, so when you do a 2 hero film with him it’s a joy because he’s not looking at himself at all he’s only strengthening around him that will directly uplift the film. I think he puts himself last which I think is a great joy to be working with someone like that,” he said.
On the other side, Hrithik Roshan opened up on working with Sidharth again for Fighter, “Yes its extremely exciting and more so, because I think coming back on a set where Sid (Sidharth Anand) has seen me be a certain good in War which kind of drives me to know that this anxiety that is building, is because the good has already been done, it has to be better.”
He adds, “Personally, I think that is my responsibility, because I don’t want to disappoint my director who has had the faith in me to cast me in a film like this and it’s scarier because it’s very hard to impress him now. Because I have done everything I could have but what more am I going to pull out of my pocket, that’s something that I’m going to spend some nights thinking about.”