Ashutosh Gowariker and Hrithik Roshan were in praise of each other at the press conference held in London where the two spoke exclusively to BizAsia about their upcoming epic ‘Mohenjo Daro’. While Roshan branded ‘Mohenjo Daro’ as one of his “best films”, Gowariker said only Roshan could bring in the dignity and grace to the character he plays in the film. The duo also laughed about a possible space comedy they could reunite for in a future project. BizAsia’s Missy B caught up with two stars in London.
Hrithik said I’m fascinated by Indian history, more so the civilisation it’s something that we’re aware of but not really known about. Its been there in our school books and I thought how about bringing this civilisation to the screen in a manner where we are able to see what could have been. It’s something we know nothing about its all speculation so I thought why not mix fact and fiction. Base the story on that and bring in the romance but still try and do it with sincerity and honesty so when the audience see the movie they believe this is what could have been.
He further added It took me about five seconds. I opened the script I then closed the script, I looked up and said I have to be part of this film. It’s one of the most entertaining scripts that I have read. Yes it’s very historic but that didn’t concern me as an actor what concerned me is here is a man telling a beautiful story, it brought a smile to my face. I love the romance and the action and this is something that Indian cinema has not produced until today. The opportunities were so challenging. I was as excited to do this film as I was fearful as to how will we achieve this. I love to be in a place where I am excited and fearful at the same time. It’s a beatific script and it’s one of the best films I have done. Very thankful to God.
There was a lot of damage done physically and mentally spending six months in Bhuj is not easy on the mind. We still had a lot of fun. When I see the film now it kind of makes sense and console myself by saying that I had to break a bone to even create something like this.