Bollywood star Hrithik Roshan on Saturday revealed that money does not motivate him, but he loves giving back to society by way of investing in startups and businesses wedded to philosophy and values. Also Read - BYJU's Early Learn app takes kindergarten classes online using Disney characters and computer-vision frameworkAlso Read - Oppo signs MoU with Telangana to help startups grow
My motivation is not money.. but love to contribute to the world by way of investing in startups and businesses wedded to amazing philosophy and values, he told ETNow. The Kaabil-star announced that very soon e-commerce giant Myntra will tie-up with HRX inner wear and sunglasses, his own casual wear brand, besides pushing hard to unveil the women and kids line. Also Read - Google invests in startups to make its Assistant smarter
To a query on the growth of HRX brand in terms of scalability and extensions after becoming a Rs 120-crore brand, he said, It is an open space very soon we will be getting into inner wear, sunglasses, that is what we have been discussing. We are also considering something offline this year. We are excited about the women s and kids line.. I am going to push hard for the kids line.. Definitely, we should be doing it, it is a huge space, he added.
On investment plans, the 43-year-old actor said he has decided to collaborate with former Flipkart executive Mukesh Bansal. Talks are also on for investment in CureFit, a healthcare startup founded by Bansal and Ankit Nagori, who have so far raised from investors like Kalaari Capital, Accel Partners and IDG Ventures, he added. Making a fortune through his HRX brand was much more satisfying than making it through films, he opined. ALSO READ: Indian startups, especially early stage companies to thrive in 2017: Qualcomm
Asked whether he is concerned about the sales target, Roshan replied in the negative and said, I am not worried as much as the normal person, but concerned about finding right partners and people to sell my vision and philosophy, he said.