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Hrithik Roshan talks homes and films in Dubai

Bollywood star was in town to fulful his role as ambassador for a building materials company

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Bollywood actor Hrithik Roshan addressing media about his association with RMD Boards Campaign at The Big5 International Building & Construction Show. Photo: Virendra Saklani/Gulf News

If you ever found yourself in Bollywood actor Hrithik Roshan’s home in Mumbai, you have one thing less to worry about: you can spill coffee on his couch and he won’t judge or budge.

“I don’t like homes that look palatial. I want you to feel at home and there should be a sense of warmth. My home should say, come and mess it up, have a good time, chill and let’s just chat,” said Roshan in an interview with Gulf News tabloid! on Monday afternoon.

The famously divorced and single actor also revealed that he is in the process of building a holiday home for him and his two children in Khandala near Mumbai.

“Right now [in their Mumbai residence], we have a wall that has a map of the world. It has also got a road map of all our travels. It has points on where we want to go and the routing. We regard ourselves as travellers and explorers,” said Roshan.

The Kaabil star was in Dubai to unveil the action-filled advertisement to promote the construction material company, RMD Board, at the Big 5 in Dubai World Trade Centre. Actress Dia Mirza’s husband, producer Sahil Sangha, directed the video.

“What you will see in that advert is something out of a fantasy fiction.”

In the commercial, Roshan and actress Jacqueline Fernandez play a sexy couple who spar for fun and indulge in hand-to-hand combat as a wager. A sensually-charged Mr & Mrs Smith-style, if you will.

“Jacqueline was a true fighter. She was ready to do all the stunts herself and we had blocks of ice ready because her wrists and arms were turning blue with all that combat scenes. But she was serious and I knew if I didn’t bring my A-game here, then she is strong enough to hurt me,” said Roshan with a laugh.

The actor, who is still balking from the box-office debacle of period drama Mohenjo Daro, has Kaabil up for release on January 25.

“Bollywood has faltered a bit when it comes to showing people who are blind in Hindi films. But we have been very careful about it in Kaabil,” said Roshan, adding that the film doesn’t depict blind people as less functional individuals.