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Rakesh Roshan Turns 70 Without Celebrations

Except  for  the spectacular  success  of  Hrithik Roshan on  Super 30  it’s been a really tough  year  for  the  Roshans, what with the  patriarch Rakesh Roshan detected with  a life-threatening  ailment, and  daughter Sunaina on  a warpath against her  family.

 Rakesh Roshan turned 70 quietly  on September  6 without any fanfare.

A  source  close to the  Roshans informs, “It wasn’t so much the setbacks you mentioned. But the death  of Hrithik’s maternal  grandfather J Om Prakash  was  the reason why Rakeshji’s birthday was celebrated so quietly. Plus,  his closest friend Rishi Kapoor is in America recovering  from an illness.Given the  sobering circumstances Rakesh told  Hrithik to put  the  70th birthday  celebrations on  hold until  later.”

In  the meanwhile  Rakesh whose last directorial venture  was Krissh  3 in 2013 is  scripting Krissh 4   .

“Nothing is  finalized  yet, except  my son  Hrithik. I will never direct a film without Hrithik in  the  lead,” says  Rakesh.

 Rishi Kapoor recently said  that Rakesh  never got his due.

But Rakesh Roshan is happy with what  life has  given him.  “I couldn’t have  asked for more. As a 

leading man I had  many hits in  the 1970s. Then as a director I’ve seen  many successes.But above all, I’ve a fabulous supportive family. What  more do I need?”

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