Bollywood actors Hrithik Roshan and Anil Kapoor share a close bond like father and son. They have worked together in many hit films like Om Shanti Om and Race. Recently, when Hrithik Roshan appeared as a guest on actress Deepika Padukone’s chat show ‘Closet’, he had some heartfelt words of praise for Anil Kapoor that left the veteran actor emotional.
Deepika was hosting the show where celebrities open up about their professional and personal lives. Hrithik Roshan was the special guest in one of the episodes. During the candid conversation, Deepika asked Hrithik about his bond with Anil Kapoor and how he has impacted his career. Hrithik spoke very fondly about Anil Kapoor and shared how the senior actor has always supported and encouraged him throughout his journey in Bollywood.
Hrithik said, “Anil Kapoor has been like a father figure to me. He is someone who has supported me through my highs and lows. When I was going through a low phase career-wise, it was Anil sir who consoled me and told me that tough times don’t last, tough people do. He motivated me to work harder and bounce back stronger.”
Hrithik further added, “Anil sir is the reason why I got my big break in Bollywood with ‘Kaho Naa Pyaar Hai’. I will always be grateful to him for believing in me as a beginner and propelling me into the industry. He is someone who is always there to guide and motivate me to become better. His work ethic and passion for acting even at this age is truly inspiring for me.”
Deepika then shared that Anil Kapoor was watching this episode of the show from his home. She decided to give a surprise to both Hrithik and Anil by getting the veteran actor on a video call during the interview. When the call connected and Anil Kapoor’s face appeared on the screen, Hrithik looked visibly emotional seeing his mentor.
Anil Kapoor too seemed overwhelmed hearing the kind words from Hrithik. His eyes welled up with tears as he continued, “You have no idea how important your words are to me, Beta.” I am so proud of the actor you have become today. You will always be like my son and I will always support you. Keep entertaining people with your talent.”
Both the actors shared an emotional moment. Seeing the bond between the two, even Deepika seemed touched. She let the moment sink in before breaking the silence. She praised their relationship and said that it was heartwarming to see a senior actor guide and encourage a junior with so much love and care.
Hrithik and Anil’s journey in the industry spans over two decades. They have seen each other grow both professionally and personally. Anil Kapoor launched Hrithik Roshan in 2000 with the blockbuster ‘Kaho Naa Pyaar Hai’ and the rest is history. The young actor went on to become a superstar with hit films like ‘Koi Mil Gaya’, ‘Dhoom 2’, ‘Jodhaa Akbar’, ‘Guzaarish’ and the ‘Krrish’ franchise to his credit.
Anil Kapoor on the other hand continues to rule Bollywood even at 64 with versatile roles in films like ‘Slumdog Millionaire’, ‘Dil Dhadakne Do’, ‘ Mubarakan’, ‘Total Dhamaal’ and ‘AK vs AK’. His passion, dedication and fitness are truly inspiring. Through it all, his support and encouragement for Hrithik have remained unconditional.
Their bond is a beautiful example of how senior actors should guide and empower the new generation of talents. It shows that success and stardom are secondary when it comes to real relationships in the industry built on love and trust. Deepika’s show gave a rare glimpse of this special father-son like bond between the superstar duo which touched millions of hearts. It was heartening to see Hrithik pouring his heart out for his mentor Anil Kapoor and the latter getting emotional on hearing the praise. Their common experience underscored how crucial it is to have someone believe in you and stick by you no matter what.
Bollywood has seen many ups and downs over the years but relationships like these are what keeps the industry thriving. When senior actors take young talents under their wings, it not only shapes careers but also creates a supportive environment. It was a treat for fans to witness Hrithik and Anil’s bond first hand. Their story shows that with perseverance and right guidance, dreams can be fulfilled. It goes to show that no success is individual but a result of those who encourage and empower behind the scenes. Hrithik Roshan and Anil Kapoor’s journey is one for the books and their special moment together on Deepika’s chat show will be remembered by fans for a long time. It was surely a proud moment for both the superstars.