Hrithik has recovered completely: Sunita Gowariker

Published On: 2019-12-08

Author: Ankur Pathak

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‘Hrithik was so happy, he didn't look at the monitor' 

Source: Ahmedabad Mirror
By: Ankur Pathak, Ahmedabad Mirror 
Date: Jan 28, 2015

Ashutosh Gowariker's period love story, Mohenjo Daro, starring Hrithik Roshan and newbie Pooja Hegde finally rolled yesterday. "It's been in pre-production for a while now. So when we took the first shot, everyone on the sets got emotional, including Ashu," said Ashutosh's wife, Sunita who is one of the film's producer. Incidentally, the crew is shooting in Bhuj, at the same location where Ashutosh filmed his Oscarnominated drama Lagaan.

"It's been more than a decade but it seems like yesterday!" Sunita exclaimed. Mirror ( October 28, 2014) had earlier reported that the film was delayed by two months due to Hrithik's back injury. "But he's recovered completely now and is looking stunning," Sunita gushed, adding that they canned crowd scenes, involving over 150 people on Day one. "We couldn't start with action as Hrithik needs to familiarise himself with the character. We want him to spend a week with the character, doing dramatic sequences before we go all out with the action."

She added that Hrithik was so pleased with the shots that he didn't even bother to look at the monitor: "It's great when an actor shows so much faith in a filmmaker. Hrithik is a phenomenal actor and we're glad the film is finally off to a great start." Action director Glenn Boswell will join the unit on February 3. "He picked up Screen Actors Guild Awards trophy for his work in Angelina Jolie's Unbroken and asked us if he could join us a little later as he's getting an award. We told him to collect all the awards before we transport him back to Harappa," Sunita laughed. The crew will shoot in Bhuj till April before moving to Mumbai. The film is expected to wrap up in August and will release in the same month next year.