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.
He made sure it was no more than 80 pages of words. Even when it had come down to 81, he didn’t sign it.
Quoting him, “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.”