July 21, 2024


Hrithik Roshan recently suffered from a muscle pull. The actor is currently resting at home with the help of crutches. On Sunday, he took to Instagram and shared photos of himself on crutches. He also penned a long note and recalled the time when his grandfather was injured but refused to be in a wheelchair.

Hrithik Roshan poses with crutches

The actor wrote in the caption, “Good afternoon. How many of you out there ever needed to be on crutches or a wheelchair n how did that make you feel?.”

He added, “I remember my grandfather refusing to sit on a wheelchair at the airport because it wouldn’t align with his own mental image of himself as “strong”. I remember saying “But Deda, its just an injury and nothing to do with how old you are! It will help heal the injury n not damage it further!” It made me so sad to see how strong he needed to be just to hide the fear n embarrassment on the inside. I couldn’t make sense of it. Made me feel helpless. I argued that the age factor is not applicable cause he needs the wheelchair for an injury and not his old age. He refused n kept the strong image on display for strangers (who literally didn’t care). It worsened his pain and delayed the healing.”

He continued, “There definitely is merit in that kind of conditioning, its a virtue. It’s the mentality of a soldier. My dad comes from the same conditioning. MEN are strong. But if you say soldiers never need crutches And even when they medically do, they must refuse, just for the sake of keeping the illusion of strong intact, Then I just think that the virtue has been stretched so far that it borders on plain stupidity.”

He went on to add, “I believe true strength is being relaxed, composed and fully aware that nothing, not crutches, not a wheelchair, not any inability or vulnerability – and certainly not any sitting position can lessen or alter the image of that GIANT that you are on the inside. Strength is not always being Rambo against all odds with a machine gun saying “f**k em!” That’s applicable sure. Sometimes. And it’s the kind we all aspire for. Even me.”

He added, “Anyways, pulled a muscle yesterday woke up wanting to reach out about this notion of strength. This is of course a bigger conversation, the crutches is just a metaphor. If you get it, you get it.”

Reacting to his position, Saba Azad, who is dating Hrithik, wrote, “My love you a giant if I ever seen one.”

On the work front, Hrithik was last seen in Fighter co-starring Deepika Padukone, Anil Kapoor, Karan Singh Grover, and Akshay Oberoi.

Also Read: Hrithik Roshan and Deepika Padukone’s kissing scene in Fighter gets them in trouble, makers receive a legal notice from IAF officer


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