In the movie, Hrithik plays Ethan, a magician who is paralyzed neck down after one of his magic tricks goes horribly wrong. Aishwarya Rai plays Sophia, the nurse who develops feelings for him.
The movie is a far cry from the light-hearted, slapstick fare that Bollywood keeps churning with mechanical regularity.
“Guzaarish is dark, intense with a tragic story but it is magical as it makes people smile. Ethan is the happiest character I have ever played and he puts a smile on everyone's face,” Hrithik told the reporters while promoting the film in Delhi.
Hrithik also dismissed the notion that the film is a copy of the Spanish movie ‘The Sea Inside’, starring Javier Bardem.
“I had seen that Spanish movie before I read the script of Guzaarish. And for the last time, there is nothing similar between the two except for the fact that they are both based on quadriplegia,” Hrithik clarified.
When asked about his co-star Aishwarya Rai with whom he has worked in three films, Hrithik said he and Ash share a ‘perfect’ equation.
“Ten years ago, we gave our first shot together for a cold drink commercial. Our equation has been perfect ever since. Our approach to work is similar. It's great to work with a friend and there are no ego issues between us,” said the 36-year-old actor.
Talking about Bhansali, Hrithik said he enjoyed tremendous creative freedom while working with the director.
“While working with Bhansali, the kind of creative freedom I have enjoyed as an actor, I have never enjoyed in my life. He just let me fly. There were times when we used to come on sets and I used to have some thoughts in mind to add to the scene. But we used to communicate at such a level that we never sat and discussed it together,” Hrithik said.
Guzaarish is set to release on Friday, November 19.