Subsequently, Hrishikesh met Big B on several occasions for work projects, but never managed to tell him about the letter until recently. He shares, “We are currently shooting for a film titled Mayday and I found an opportunity to share this incident with him as he seemed relaxed in the middle of shots. I told him about the letter and his reaction was priceless. First, he just looked at me quietly from top to bottom and smiled. He said he was surprised to know I kept his letter safe after so many years. He even read the letter. It was a beautiful reaction.”
On the work front, C.I.D has made a huge difference to his career, he says, “I have been doing television for many years. Apart from C.I.D, I’ve also done family dramas and romantic shows, but C.I.D gave me a lot of respect. Its reach was beyond my imagination. Sometimes, people actually thought that we were a part of the police force in real life and would treat us with a lot of respect and love,” says Hrishikesh, who’s currently seen in Yeh Rishta Kya Kehlata Hai.