I rehearse steps even in sleep: Hrithik

Mumbai: Since his debut on silver screen a decade ago, Hrithik Roshan is labelled as the best dancing star, but the debonair actor stresses that rehearsals are important before starting the shoot.

Reveals a source,"Hrithik lives, eats, breathes and dreams (literally) of dance just a week before shootings begin! No matter how hectic his schedule or work commitments, he rehearses his steps with the concerned choreographer days in advance. He begins work on the `Agneepath` song this week and has been quietly rehearsing (despite shooting for the film all day and working out for an hour and half in the day and night) for the song for one week."

The source adds, "Next he will have to shoot three music videos for the dance reality show `Just Dance` he`s judging. For each song, rehearsals begin a week earlier."

Agneepath producer Karan Johar feels that Hrithik is "a relentless rehearsal man," adding, "exhausting hours result in effortless moves – that`s Hrithik for you. He raises the bar of excellence and validates the input equals output theory!"

Says Hrithik, "Along with rehearsals, I actually learn dancing in my sleep. If I can clearly see every moment of the move in my head, then my body is able to express it… The downside is that if I can`t see it – I can`t do it".

Karan, who earlier directed Hrithik in `Kabhie Khushi Kabhi Gham`, recounts a previous experience, "We had two hours to shoot at the British Museum. Hrithik was given an elaborate dance piece that could have thrown anyone off, even internationally, but he worked through the night and came straight to shoot. It took just one take and we were done and out of there!".