Hritik Roshan is the closest thing we can imagine to look like a God - Greek, Indian, Mexican, whatever. He is as perfect a star one can get - drop-dead gorgeous looks, superby-toned physique, awesome dancing skills, loads of screen-presence, and most importantly, very good acting skills. He had the most sensational debut in Bollywood, and it took great effort from a pack of directors (led by one Subhash Ghai) to try and murder his stardom. It is to the man's credit that he managed to comeback with a bang, that too playing a retarted grownup. His dance in the title track of D:II is nothing but out of the world.
Hritik plays the most popular villain seen on Indian screens possibly since SRK in Darr (and Don?!). He is a thief straight out of Agatha Christie's The ABC Murders, who is trying to create a geographical-and-time series around the world. However, as soon as his novel method is deciphered by supercop Abhishek, he makes a dash to Rio (my guess was he was trying to complete his initials). He keeps disguising himself incredibly well, and even has the British queen looking like him, same build. And when he is fighting with a bearded Abhishek in the climax (the beard is apparently to hide Junior's double chin), no surprise whom to root for. No wonder Bachchan got engaged to Ash in a hurry after the movie released.
There was to be a famous bikini scene for Ash, for which Adi had asked her to lose weight. But I think she lost so much weight that Adi decided to give the bikini to Bipasha, who adorned it gladly. There is also a famous smooch between Ash and Hritik, which affected some professor somewhere in Maharashtra so badly that he filed an indecency case against everyone involved in putting it on screen. I think the peck is even hotter than the flowers which used to brush each other during those songs in the movies of the 70s (when the lead pair were usually doing the unimagineable).
There is no term which describes D:II better than jhail (for the uninitiated, the ultimate degree of boredom). At a runtime of two-and-a-half hours, it is incredibly, never-ending, lengthy. However, at the time of publishing, it is rumoured that for D:III, the entire starcast will be revamped to make way for Shahrukh, and the director's reigns will be taken up by Aditya Chopra (his attempts to do a Farhan Akhtar?). I am sure I will again sucker up for it.