Noted filmmaker Ashutosh Gowariker, who is all set to team up with Hrithik Roshan again in next project 'Mohenjo Daro', says the superstar took three years to say yes for the period drama.
Asutosh Gowariker and Hrithik Roshan
'Mohenjo Daro', a love story set during the Indus Valley civilisation, is jointly produced by Disney and Gowariker, who is also directing the film.
"It's an individual choice, interest and ability to stay interested and keep pursuing. For me 'Lagaan' would have never happened without Aamir, similarly without Hrithik I could have never made 'Jodha Akbar'.
"And also Mohan Bhargav ('Swades') would have never been possible without Shah Rukh Khan. The same was true for Abhishek as Surya Sen (Khelein Hum Jee Jaan Sey). So, for me it was natural that I waited three years for Hrithik to find time," Gowariker said in a group interview here.
With the film, Gowariker is launching a new face, Pooja Hegde, as the female lead.
The 50-year-old director, who launched actresses like Gracy Singh and Gayatri Joshi through his films, said, "The character needed a new fresh face and that's why Pooja came in."
'Mohenjo Daro' is scheduled to go on floor in November this year. Currently the director is scouting the locations for the film.