August 1, 2012 07:23:11 PM IST By Glamsham Editorial
Bollywood superstar Hrithik Roshan bares his heart and soul for the August issue of Men's Health magazine, talking on a range of topics from health and fitness to his struggles in the industry and his ambitions.
The superstar in one of his most candid interviews ever and, perhaps, for the first time shared how he fought a lonely but determined battle against fitness and confidence issues in an industry that puts a premium on looking good
He said in the interview, "The two magic words that I give are 'initiative' and 'consistency,' The only time you can take the step towards change is now. Even if they're baby steps, start today! And consistency is important because you must make time every day to work on achieving your goals. Even if there is little you can do, do it!"
He also revealed in the interview that the happiness and accomplishments that he is relishing on now is derived from the dark spaces he had to travel to.
"All the good that has happened in my life has been inversely proportionate to the dark, depressed spaces I've been in. If it hadn't been for the fears, the tears, the mind-numbing sensation of hitting rock bottom, greatness would never have been discovered by anyone!"
"A sad, depressed, bitter man can never make anyone happy. You have to be at peace with yourself first if you are going to service happiness and smiles to others. You have to be your No 1. Make yourself the priority,"
Hrithiks picture for the cover and the inside feature is shot by celebrity photographer Dabboo Ratnani.