A runtime of over 180 minutes is a given for any Ashutosh Gowariker film, but "Mohenjo Daro" is all set to change the trend. Hrithik Roshan confirmed that it will be the director's shortest film ever.
"I can assure you this that Mohenjo Daro will be the shorter than Ashutosh Gowariker's 'shortest' film. I don't mean this is not 3 hours, but 2 hours 50 minutes, but it will actually be way shorter than that. When I say it's short, it's very short. Believe me on this," he told DNA.
This is a shocking development, considering all of his previous films either touched the 210-minute mark or exceeded it by a good 15
The makers of "Mohenjo Daro" have released a new poster of the film and it shows Hrithik Roshan in action mode. Scheduled to be released on Aug. 12, the film will introduce a fresh on-screen romantic pair of Hrithik and Pooja Hegde.
In the new poster, Hrithik is seen in his action avatar, fighting his opponents. The scene shown in the poster was also present in the trailer, which was released some time ago. Hrithik plays the character of Sarman and Pooja's character is called Chaani. The trailer showed that Hrithik goes to the historic place of Mohenjo Daro and eventually realises that he has a deep connection with the place.
Actor Hrithik Roshan says he was "taken aback" by the courage of actress Pooja Hegde, who is set to make her Bollywood debut with filmmaker Ashutosh Gowariker's film Mohenjo Daro.
Pooja was recently introduced to the media by Hrithik at an event which was attended by the entire cast and crew of the film, including Oscar-winning music director A R Rahman.
Pooja, a former beauty pageant contestant, has worked in the Telugu films Oka Laila Kosam and Mukunda.
On Hrithik's own admission, he was surprised to see the confidence and courage in Pooja the first day they met for a shoot for the film.
"I was taken aback by her courage. I have shot with many stars, bu
Ashutosh Gowariker is one the best period cinema makers we have but we all know how long his movies can be. Someone else felt the same too.
Hrithik Roshan, the lead of Ashutosh Gowariker’s next, Mohenjo Daro and Akbar of Jodha Akbar fame, put a condition in front of the director. He refused to sign Gowariker’s latest venture until he reduced the size of his script from 200 to 80.
“First thought was that Ashutosh is my friend, first thought was that he gave me a film like Akbar (Jodhaa Akbar), my first thought was of immense joy that he is considering me for another film. After that I looked at the script, you don’t want to know my second thought. But
Hrithik Roshan-starrer 'Mohenjo Daro' has been selected as the closing film of the 69th edition of Locarno International Film Festival. The film fest will take place in the Italian-speaking resort on Lake Maggiore in southern Switzerland from August 3 to 13. The UTV and Ashutosh Gowariker Productions film will be screened at the Piazza Grande, one of the finest open-air venues in the world, read a statement.
"We are honoured and humbled that 'Mohenjo Daro' has been selected for screening at the closing night ceremony at Piazza Grande section of prestigious festival. We are extremely thrilled that the film will be showcased to the European audience as part of the closi