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The actor who played one in his last film met the people behind the voices and got to hear his own dialogue played back to him
Avinash Lohana (MUMBAI MIRROR; April 15, 2017)
Hrithik Roshan’s turn as a dubbing artist in his last release, the Sanjay Gupta-directed Kaabil, had sparked off requests from real-life professionals for a meet-and-greet with the actor. On Friday, 14 of Bollywood’s leading dubbing artists met with the 43-year-old actor at his Juhu residence. They exchanged notes over tea, coffee and sandwiches.
“Hrithik played his practice recordings from when he was prepping for Kaabil all by himself. It was really sweet of him to do that. He is a warm person and there is so much that we got to learn from him,” says dubbing artist Nishka Raheja, who has lent her voice to the TV show Fatmagul and Kuzey Guney on the Zindagi channel.
Hrithik was inquisitive about how they work, while the dubbing artists marvelled at his in-depth research for the role and felt a sense of pride in the way he had portrayed the role and made it stand out in the film. The group could also relate to a scene in which Hrithik’s character is required to can a laughing dub when he is emotionally low and wants to cry.
One of his guests, Vaibhav, even mimicked Hrithik’s character from Koi... Mil Gaya, delivering the lines, “Aapne kaha tha na apne baap se seekh kar aao, main apne papa se seekh kar aaya hoon.” The actor was bowled over and it was a big moment for Vaibhav. “We thought it’d be a 30-minute meeting but time flew by and it went on for almost two hours. We took our own time getting solo pictures with him, and making sure we got the best shot,” Nishka concludes on a gushy note.