Hrithik Roshan singing the National Anthem at the Pro Kabbaddi League finale was applauded, he admits he was very nervous that he might get the pronunciation wrong.Before Hrithik, Amitabh Bachchan and more recently, Sunny Leone were pulled up by citizen groups for displeasing them with their rendition of the National Anthem. While Leone was wrapped on the knuckles for wrong pronunciation, Mr Bachchan was publicly reprimanded for rendering the Nation Anthem at a slower pace than permissible.And so, HR approached our National Anthem with utmost caution. Says Hrithik, “I sang it for days in my head before the event. Just to get used to the pronunciation.”With more and more Bollywood celebrities getting into trouble regarding political/national issues, there is a growing reluctance among high-profile entertainers to participate in national events.Hrithik Roshan was present at the sports event to promote his upcoming film Mohenjo Daro. The film is a period drama directed by Ashutosh Gowariker. Pooja Hegde makes her debut opposite HR in it. “I was taken aback by her courage. I have shot with many stars, but when she looked into my eyes the courage and purity in her struck me. She’s a rare talent and will go a long way in this industry I thought in my mind,” Hrithik has said in a statement.Mohenjo Daro has also been selected as the closing film of the 69th edition of Locarno International Film Festival. The film fest will take place in the Italian-speaking resort on Lake Maggiore in southern Switzerland from August 3 to 13. The Locarno International Film Festival is one of Europe’s highly acclaimed and widely attended festivals. The annual fest aims to discover great films from around the world.Mohenjo Daro all set to hit the screens on August 12.
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