He almost died once. He was almost jailed on corruption charges. His company went bankrupt. His house almost got attached. He has appeared in some of the world's worst commercials. As well as some of the world's worst movies.
SRK's forthcoming film's rights get sold for Rs 74 crores. Aamir Khan gets a Rs 7 crore fee for Mangal Pandey. Hrithik signs a three-film deal for Rs 35 crores.
His fees vary between gratis and a Bentley.
And yet... the title of today's post belongs to him and it will continue to be that way for the next one million years.
Because till then, people will still fantasise on the roles he could have done, they will discover newer nuances of his performances and whenever they see Deewaar on television, those eyes will still raise goose-bumps.
And may he live till then. Happy Birthday.
Finally, Bollywood enters mainstream quizzing with a prime time show, produced by the ever-dependable Siddharth Basu. I, for one, would be very interested in watching a show that talks about Hrithik Roshan's pre-Kaho Na days... and that's just the promo! The actual questions will be much tougher.