"After the film, I went into adrenaline fatigue."
Hrithik Roshan admitted that his mental health took a toll during the filming of War.
The 2019 film also starred Tiger Shroff and Vaani Kapoor and is one of Hrithik’s highest-grossing films ever.
But the actor had a “challenging” time while filming for it.
Speaking to his fitness trainer Kris Gethin, Hrithik opened up about his physical and mental health, revealing that he “needed to make a change in his life” after he “almost” suffered from depression.
He explained: “I feel as light and as fast as our last transformation. I thought I was dying when I was doing War.
“I wasn’t prepared for the film and I was up against a really big challenge. I was trying to achieve perfection for which I wasn’t ready.
“After the film, I went into adrenaline fatigue.
“For 3-4 months, I couldn’t train, wasn’t feeling good. I was almost on the verge of depression. I was completely lost and that’s when I knew I needed to make a change in my life.”
Kris recalled working with Hrithik in 2013 and said that the actor “didn’t take a day off in seven months”.
He went on to say that Hrithik would always hit his targets, eat his meals right and go to bed early.
Kris said the actor has been dealing “with a lot of injuries since he’s been a teenager”.
In response, Hrithik Roshan said:
“Maybe, age was one of those factors. Having said that, I know it wasn’t age.
“It all boiled down to me not living the kind of life I should have – health-wise, body-wise.
“Somewhere along the way, I started feeling that it is okay to relax.”
“I have to remember that even when I am playing characters like a visually-impaired man (in Kaabil), or a school teacher (Super 30), I cannot no longer let go off the lifestyle I have.
“This is not a transformation for the film. This is me trying to find the lifestyle that I maintain for the rest of my life. It is for longevity.”
On the work front, Hrithik Roshan was last seen in Vikram Vedha, which also starred Saif Ali Khan and Radhika Apte.
Hrithik will be next seen in Fighter alongside Deepika Padukone and Anil Kapoor. The action film is scheduled to be released in January 2024.