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Jodha Akbar = Aishwarya + Hrithik


Ashustosh Gowariker on his Jodha –Akbar Pair
There’s a certain royal quality to Hrithik’s face and body language. As for Aishwarya, to me she’s the quintessential princess…straight out of Amar Chitra Katha….the distressed princess waiting in her chamber to be rescued. Aishwarya has the elegance and of course the beauty. Calling her beautiful is an understatement. Though we’ve seen her in so many avatars as Jodha she’s something else. Hrithik and Ash are amazing together.


Hrithik Roshan

After receiving rave reviews for Dhoom 2, Hrithik Roshan is heading towards yet another milestone in his career. And this time it’s a role of a life time, that of Emperor Akbar that he’s portraying in Ashutosh Gowarikar’s mega epic Jodha Akbar. And to give himself a more authentic royal look, Hrithik will be spotted with a moustache in the film. From his muscular look in Dhoom 2 to the royal look, Hrithik seems to be giving perfectionist Aamir some tough competition!

After learning Wushu (a martial art) for Krrish and ice skating for Dhoom 2, the actor is undergoing special training to ride an elephant adeptly and convincingly for Ashutosh Gowarikar’s Akbar Jodha, ..

Given that Hritik prefers to do all his stunts himself, he will do the same in Akbar Jodha too. “Action director Ravi Diwan has composed the war sequence keeping Hrithik’s calibre as an actor in mind. It won’t be like Krrish or Dhoom 2, the film will be mostly about hand-to-hand fight. Hrithik even asked me to change the grip of the sword because he wanted to feel comfortable while doing the scenes,” says Nitin.

hritik akbar

In an interview to Mumbai Mirror in the past, Hrithik had said, “I have complete faith in Ashutosh’s directorial capability. Had it been any other director, I wouldn’t have agreed to do a period film. For Akbar Jodha, I will start reading books on Mughal history, especially on Emperor Akbar. All I can say about the film is that the depiction of Akbar is nothing like what we have seen in the past. It’s sad that whenever we talk of historical films, people have an image of a theatrical representation of the era. But Ashu’s film will be far more real and a true representation of the era.” Scholar, Haider Ali Sahib is helping Ashutosh with the research for the film.

Actor Hrithik Roshan is, apparently, a thorough professional who does not believe in half-measures.Currently he has shifted base to Karjat, approximately 100 kilometre from Mumbai where Ashutosh Gowariker’s Jodha Akbar is being canned.Now, given the Mumbai traffic, the commute to Karjat would take him a minimum of three hours one way, so the actor has hit upon a novel idea.

Ashok Vasodia, his secretary revealed to our sources that the star has hired a helicopter that takes off from the set and lands the star at Juhu aerodrome in 15 minutes flat.It is noteworthy that Hrithik is picking up the tab for his travels unlike many other star brats who would expect the producers to foot the bill!

When contacted, Sunaina Roshan confirmed the news, saying, “Hrithik’s schedule was very hectic and I guess, this way he saves a lot of valuable time. It just takes him 20 minutes to reach Mumbai this way. Otherwise he simply ended up spending all his time travelling to and from Karjat.”

Aishwarya Rai

While Aishwarya was shooting in London for `Provoked‘, she got an SMS from Gowarikar, which read “WILL U B MY JODHA?” And Ash instantly responded by saying yes and the two later met in Mumbai and shook hands on the deal.

“Ashutosh had made it clear from the start that it would be either a new girl or me for Jodha. I respected his clear-headed thinking. When he came to me I was delighted.”,says Aishwarya Rai.

Aishwarya Jodha

An admirer of Gowarikar’s works, Ash is all praise for his commitment. “I love the painstaking research he does for each film. It showed in Lagaan and Swades .

“For ‘Jodha-Akbar‘, he’s going into reams and reams of homework. It’s almost like rediscovering a whole new era with the director…a very fascinating process for any actor, specially at a time when he or she is trying to discover new facets to her personality, like I am.”

Ash was all praise for Hrithik.

“I’ve done a world tour with him. He’s such a focused, dedicated and passionate actor. Working with him would definitely be an enriching experience. With every film I hope to evolve as an actor. With someone like Hrithik for a co-star that process of growth becomes even easier.”


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  1. Comment by shompriety

    ash n hrithik r made for each other.

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