Hrithik Roshan, who has rightfully established himself as an action hero in Bollywood, now has a game character named Jai modelled on him. The actor unveiled the teaser of the game, titled Garena Free Fire, in which he can be seen firing his gun in an animated avatar.
Sharing the teaser, the War actor wrote, "Super stoked to present to you my next onscreen venture. Catch me in action on the Battle Royale game as an in-game character! Thank you Garena Free Fire for this unique opportunity. Download & join me as Jai to #BeTheHero." He had played a character called Jai in the 2010 film Kites. However, it does not seem to be related to the game.
Hrithik's Bollywood colleagues including Tiger Shroff, Farah Khan and Abhishek Bachchan 'liked' the teaser which garnered over 4 lakh views in few hours.
Hrithik was last seen in Siddharth Anand's action-thriller War. It also starred another action specialist of Bollywood, Tiger Shroff. The movie, the highest-grossing film of 2019, minted over Rs 475 crore worldwide. The film was a hit among the audience for its high-octane action, chase sequences and a climax scene shot in the Arctic Circle.
In fact, director Siddharth was competing with none other than another action film starring Hrithik, Bang Bang. The filmmaker said, "My competition was the action in Bang Bang! There was very new, very radical stuff that we did in Bang Bang! and I was competing with that and wanted to give audiences a little more than that, and I ended up giving them a whole lot more with War."
Hrithik will star in the next instalment of the Krrish franchise, directed by his father Rakesh Roshan. He has also signed with a US-based agency to make his entry in Hollywood.