Hrithik Roshan at the trailer launch of Krrish 3, where Anil Kapoor was present, said that he no longer refers to him as Anil Uncle: “I have dropped the uncle; because there’s no way he can look like an uncle,” Hrithik said.
Rakesh Roshan had requested Anil Kapoor to host the trailer launch of Krrish 3 to which he agreed immediately.
Hrithik at the event said that he was deeply influenced by Anil Kapoor’s acting style.
Addressing Anil Kapoor, Hrithik said, “Thank you… for being such an incredible influence on me as an actor. When I started off, I remember every single person who was observing me told me, ‘You are so much like Anil Kapoor.’ I was his assistant for four years while my dad was working with him, so my entire model of acting is based on him.”
However, Kapoor laughs it off, saying, “Everyone has their own style. But when Hrithik said that, I was moved. I respect him, because hardworking people have always impressed me. When they were working together for Kaho Na Pyaar Hai (2000), Rakesh would tell me, ‘Yeh bilkul tere jaisa hai (He is like you).’ But I would deny that.”
Kapoor has worked with the veteran director in several films, including Kala Bazaar (1989), Kishen Kanhaiya (1990) and Khel (1991). Hrithik also assisted his father on Khel, which also starred Madhuri Dixit.