'Hrithik is an amazing actor'

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'Hrithik is  an amazing actor'

Mexican actress Barbara Mori, who debuts in Bollywood with Hrithik Roshan in Kites says rumours about their alleged love affair did not affect her close friendship with the actor’s wife Suzzane.

“Suzzane is a beautiful human being...same as all the other Roshans. They treated me well, with so much love that the gossips about a romantic link-up did not affect me. Suzzane and I became close friends and stayed in touch even after the film was completed,” Barbara said in an interview. She said she just laughed off the rumours when she heard about them last year.

“I am used to such link ups. Back home in Mexico, every movie that I do, I have something to do with the leading man. In the initial stages of my career, I would get upset and even cry saying that the rumours are not true and I am not that kind of a person,” she said.

The actress said she always wanted to come to India on a vacation and as luck would have it, she got to visit the country for the shooting of Kites.  “I only knew that Bollywood was a huge film industry till my manager told me that an Indian producer was looking for me and asked me to get in touch with them. I flew to Los Angeles to meet Rakesh Roshan and Anurag Basu,” Barbara said.

“We started talking about the film and I fell in love with the story. I was looking for something like that,” said Barbara adding that after becoming part of Kites, she realised that Bollywood is bigger than Hollywood.  “But, we in Mexico do not watch Bollywood films. But, it will be known after the English version of Kites releases there,” she said.

Barbara watched movies of Rakesh Roshan, Anurag Basu and Hrithik to familiarise herself with her new crew.  However, she did not like her co-star in Jodha Akbar which was the first Hindi film she saw. “The three-long hours were unbearable. When I saw Hrithik in the film, I said to myself  ‘Oh My God, is he my co-star’.

I felt like saying no to Rakesh Roshan and Anurag Basu. But, then I saw Lakshya and Koi Mil Gaya and I realised that he was an amazing actor. He is different in all his movies,” she said.

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