Hrithik made his debut as an actor in 2000, with the release of Kaho Na Pyar Hai. It has been referred to as one of the greatest debuts Bollywood has ever seen. Mass hysteria that followed the release of the film was called Hrithikmania and has been unprecedented. Hrithik received over 30000 marriage proposals from young girls all over the country on Valentines Day. Lots of young girls were reported fleeing their homes running to Mumbai to catch a glimpse of their heartthrob. The hysteria calmed down a bit when Hrithik was married to Sussain Khan on December 20, 2000 at Bangalore, India. The marriage broke many hearts.
Hrithik is also quite hard working and a perfectionist which comes across in his expressions and dance steps. He says he is not that great a dancer, but he practices his steps over and over again until he perfects them. There was a phase in his career where he went through a really bad patch and most of his films flopped badly, but, his hard work and perseverance kept the flame alive. Though his films didn’t do well, Hrithik himself seldom received a bad review on his performance. Films like ‘Fiza’, ‘Mission Kashmir’ and ‘Yaadein’ might not have been successful at the box office, but his acting talents were quite appreciated.
In 2001, Hrithik was stuck in a real big controversy when a rumor alleging him making disparaging remarks about Nepal and its people caused outrage in the country. Several newspapers carried the report, leading to protests both in India and Nepal. Later the Indian embassy and the actor himself clarified that he had made no such remarks.
Some of Hrithiks unforgettable performances include – Fiza, Lakshya, Koi… Mil Gaya, Dhoom 2, Krrish etc. his forthcoming films include Delhi 6, Dhoom 3, Jodha Akbar etc. all of them are big budget films with high audience expectations.