It's Hrithik and Me again : Ashutosh Gowariker

Published On: 2015-04-20

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Excerpts from Ashutosh Gowariker's Interview with a news channel



Ashutosh will start the shooting of his magnum opus Mohenjo-Daro by Dec-Jan. Immediately after his TV show 'Everest', he will scout for locations later this year. Ashutosh stated to a news channel that despite the delay due to Hrithik's brain surgery, he had patiently waited to sign him and was extremely excited to be working with Hrithik again. He had met him recently over dinner in Delhi during the Bang Bang shoot to finalise the film. Similar to Jodhaa Akbar, Ashutosh has researched this topic and era in depth over a time span of two years and was extremely happy that finally the film is set to go to floors. He reported that his wife had suggested the title 'Mohenjo' but he had insisted on the complete 'Mohenjo-Daro' ! The heroine of Mohenjo-Daro has not been finalised yet.


 The gifted filmmaker also stated that previously he has enjoyed working with Hrithik Roshan, Aishwarya Rai, Priyanka Chopra, Shah Rukh Khan and Aamir Khan. Ashutosh disclosed that Hrithik is a wonderful mix of spontaneity and diligent rehearsals and its a pleasure to be working with him again in Mohenjo-Daro.






Rahman to compose for Ashutosh Gowariker's Mohenjo-daro



Source: TOI 

Date: Feb, 2014 



Four years after the period film, 'Khelein Hum Jee Jaan Sey', based on the Chittagong uprising of 1930, Ashutosh Gowariker is gearing up to direct a historical romance set in Mohenjo-daro. And he is trying to put together a crack team of technicians to ensure that the production is top-of-the-line. 


A source told Mirror that acclaimed German cinematographer Karl Walter Lindenlaub has been signed to recreate the Indus Valley civilization of 2600 BC for the filmmaker. Karl was the Director of Photography on A-list Hollywood projects like Independence Day, Stargate, The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian, The Jackal and The Haunting, to name a few. "Ashutosh has also roped in Hollywood stunt coordinator, Glenn Boswell. who has an impressive filmography that includes titles like Titanic, The Matrix and The Hobbit series, X-Men Origins: Wolverine and Ghost Rider," informs the source. "He has also got AR Rahman on board to compose the music." 


When contacted, Rahman remained tightlipped about the film but admitted that he was composing the music for Ashutosh's mega serial Everest. "It's a sweet story, I was fascinated by the idea," says the maestro, who will be scoring for television for the first time. The lead actors will be trained at Uttarkashi's Nehru Institute of Mountaineering. They will shoot in Uttarakhand for two months before moving to Nepal. Everest is conceptualized and produced by Ashutosh and helmed by director duo Glenn and Ankush.






Happy finally 'Mohenjo-Daro' happening: Ashutosh Gowariker



Source: Yahoo News 

Date: May 21, 2014 



Filmmaker Ashutosh Gowariker, who is making "Mohenjo-Daro" with Hrithik Roshan, says he is happy that finally the film, on which he has been working the past two years, will go on the floors. "I have been working on the script for the past two years now. I am glad that finally it is happening," Gowariker said here Tuesday at the first look launch of the film "Unforgettable". 


After helming successful historical drama "Jodhaa Akbar" in 2008, Gowariker came out with period drama "Khelein Hum Jee Jaan Sey" in 2010, but it was a flop. This is his second film with Hrithik after "Jodhaa Akbar" and he is excited about it. "I will be starting it in three-four months time. I am looking forward to it. It's Hrithik and me again after a long time. I am very excited and looking forward to it," the "Swades" director said.