While many actors and actresses have complained of facing nepotism in Bollywood there are still the lucky few who got to make a debut alongside bigger stars. Actor Anuj Pandit Sharma counts himself lucky as he made his debut in Koi Mil Gaya alongside Hrithik Roshan. Koi Mil Gaya came out in 2003. The film released exactly 17 years ago on August 8, 2003.
In an interview with Mirror, Online Anuj said, "It's a special feeling and also strange in a way that Koi... Mil Gaya has completed 17 years. Even today, kids come to me in public places and say that they love the film. I believe that's the power of good cinema."
“Post pack up, Hrithik bhaiya used to take all of us out for snacks and ice cream. This had become an everyday ritual and it was amazing how he handled the kids," he added.
Koi Mil Gaya was a huge success at the box office when it first came out and is now counted as a cult classic in Bollywood history. Koi Mil Gaya also began the hit franchise film Krissh starring Hrithik Roshan in the lead role. Krissh is still counted as one of the first major superhero films in the Hindi film industry.
Anuj Pandit Sharma who is now a 25-year-old also recalled the time he said he wanted to marry Rekha. Rekha played the mother of Hrithik Roshan in Krissh. Anuj described that when Rekha heard his confession she burst out laughing.