Will Hrithik Roshan star in Ashutosh Gowariker's upcoming period film?

Sources say actor Hrithik Roshan met with director Ashutosh Gowarikar to discuss the latter's ambitious project set against the backdrop of the Indus Valley civilisation

Ashutosh Gowarikar recently announced that his next project is a love story set against the backdrop of the Indus Valley civilisation (read: the cities of Mohenjodaro and Harappa). The director is now putting together a team of technicians to ensure that production remains top-of-the-line. 

If sources are to be believed, actor Hrithik Roshan, who is currently shooting for Siddharth Anand’s upcoming film Bang Bang, met with Gowariker and had a long chat with the director.

Hrithik Roshan

“Gowarikar has finished the pre-production work now and has started casting actors for the film. Hrithik Roshan recently met with him at a hotel in Delhi. They were seen chatting for a few hours; it was probably about his upcoming project,” says a source.

Another source reveals that German cinematographer Karl Walter Lindenlaub has been signed on to shoot the Indus Valley civilisation (dating back to 2600 BC) for the film. Karl has been the director of photography for a number of A-list Hollywood projects such as Independence Day, Stargate, The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian, The Jackal, and The Haunting, to name a few. To add to this, buzz has it that AR Rahman will compose music for the film.

Ashutosh Gowarikar

While the director did not reply to our text messages, a source close to the director informs us that it was Gowarikar who flew down to Delhi to meet Hrithik Roshan.

  • anupam sarkar17-Mar-2014

    Since 2007 Ashutosh Gowariker was trying to make this movie, but still he has failed to do this, & more than four top artists have been replaced. Nobody knows the fact but the reality is that he has copied the idea & story from me & I have filed a case against him vide case no.2/14 @ Jaunpur Civil court. He has no moral courage to give the answer questioned by me.

  • L Costin15-Mar-2014

    Ashutosh Gowarikar truly bought out the best in Hrithik Roshan in his sumptuous period piece Jodha Akbar. The acting from this young man was just superb. Along with Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, a wonderful script, well thought out music, and great supporting actors, it made this movie a great viewing experience. Ashutosh deserves full praise for his efforts. Another collaboration between Hrithik and Ashutosh will undoubtedly give audiences another classic piece, which is what I view Jodha Akbar as.

  • Ash15-Mar-2014

    I hope this truly materialises and we get another magical movie like Jodhaa-Akbar! Though I would love to see Hrithik in the Story of Mehula if Karan Johar decides to make the movie!

  • Kishan Mirajkar Rao15-Mar-2014

    Who cares..?

  • Chinmay Kalmankar16-Mar-2014

    I really love directorial skills of Ashutosh Gowarikar but why does he always take recourse of period films to make a hit.'Lagaan' 'Swades' and 'Jodhaa Akbar' are very beautiful Movies.However I think he should make some realistic Movies too.I really love to watch a realistic Movie directed by Ashutosh Gowarikar.As we have seen earlier his Movie 'What's your Rashi' was a Box Office disaster and a very pathetic Movie.Lastly I wish him luck for his next Project.

  • Jani15-Mar-2014

    Wow! Hrithik and Ashutosh together again? I still haven't forgotten their last classic Jodhaa Akbar.

  • Imran15-Mar-2014

    Great news i mean Best actor and best director will make great chemistry like Jodha Akbar

  • onimesh roy rahul17-Mar-2014

    another epic blockbuster coming....

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