Real-life Rohan Bhatnagar writes to Hrithik and he is overjoyed


Hrithik Roshan

Hrithik Roshan, who played a visually impaired man, Rohan Bhatnagar in Kaabil, was pleasantly surprised when he  received a handwritten letter from a college-goer from Ranchi of the same name. Through the letter he expressed his gratitude to Hrithik for having made such a common name which he always wanted to change, so special. The letter reached Hrithik’s office and he was overwhelmed with the content.

When asked about it, Hrithik said, “I am realising the significance of playing Rohan Bhatnagar well after the release of the film. There is so much of love that this character seems to have generated. Everyday I discover something more about its effect.  I am also glad  that people are making effort and reaching out to me in this manner.” He further added, “As an actor we play a character and we ourselves don’t know in what possible ways it will connect with people. I couldn’t have thought of something like this. When our work lives amidst people and touches their lives in some manner, it is a matter of great satisfaction for an actor or for that matter for any creative person.”

Below is the letter written by the real-life Rohan Bhatnagar

Dear Hrithik,
My name is Rohan Bhatnagar and I am a student from  Ranchi. Yes, I am a real Rohan Bhatnagar.

Let me clarify that I am not your fan. I see Hindi movies regularly and so do my family and friends. But this letter, if it ever reaches to you, is to thank you for something that you have unknowingly done for me.

Since childhood I wished that my name was something else and not just a Rohan Bhatnagar. The fact that it’s too commonplace was shared by almost everyone around me except for my parents who could hardly care about this feeling of mine. My special friend  who loves me a lot and vice- versa also once admitted that my name is boring. My friends usually call me Bhatnagar and I always wished that stopped doing that.

But since this January things have changed. Whenever my full name is being called there are smiles on people’s faces. And yes my special friend too now seems to like it. It’s become something special about me that I am called Rohan Bhatnagar, name of the character that you played in Kaabil.

Everyone around me has loved this character and a part of that love is coming my way too.

Thanks for making my name special.

Thank you!


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To introduce myself, I am a journalist, blogger and have also taught Political and Sports Journalism in the Future Media School in Kolkata. I am currently working with Sports News Crunch as a Consulting Editor and as a Guest Faculty at the Techno India University. Over all, I have around 15 years of experience as a journalist having worked with esteemed publications like Hindustan Times, Business Standard, The Pioneer and others. You can contact me at Diganta Guha
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