News of Hrithik Roshan’s latest movie, ‘Mohenjo Daro’, has been flowing in steadily as the movie comes closer to its release on August 12, 2016. The trailer of the movie was reportedly seen by more than 30 million people. The movie is set during the times of the Indus Valley civilization and stars Hrithik Roshan along with Pooja Hegde.
At a recent press conference, Roshan admitted that he only signed for ‘Mohenjo Daro’ after the script was brought down from 200 pages to 80.
Hrithik said he was happy to be a part of the movie and was glad that Ashutosh Gowariker had chosen him for the role. He earlier worked with Gowariker in ‘Jodhaa Akbar’, which was not a commercial success and had some of the worst war scenes this writer has ever seen. Seriously. I was sitting in the hall thinking, “‘Lord of the Rings’ came out years ago! Come on!”
“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 I still said, ‘no, he is my friend’, so I read the script. I loved the story but I waited till that script of 200 pages went down to 80 pages and then we shook hands and said ‘Let’s do this’.”
“The day it came down from 81 to 80, he had flown to Delhi to meet me, ‘Hrithik, I have done it’. And we signed the film there and then.”