Not all filmmaker-actor relationships are as brittle as the one between Sanjay Leela Bhansali and his protégéRanbir Kapoor. The minute Saawariya flopped Ranbir moved away refusing to do any subsequent film thatBhansali offered him.
Ashutosh Gowariker and Hrithik Roshan who collaborated over the historic Jodhaa Akbar have unfortunately come a cropper with their second team-effort Mohenjo Daro. The tabloids are turning turtle tittering over the twosome’s torn togetherness.
All figments of an over-fertile imagination! For, sources close to both Gowariker and Roshan reveal that the duo is getting together again soon for a third film, regardless of the boxoffice outcome of Mohenjo Daro.
Says the source, “Both Ashutosh and Hrithik are far too sorted to indulge in any blame game. Reports of Hrithiksending Ashutosh angry text messages about the failure of Mohenjo Daro are not only false but also misleading. They are meant to create differences between the two by vested interests.”
The source reveals that Hrithik has the utmost confidence in Ashutosh’s abilities. “Hrithik said no to SanjayBhansali’s Bajirao Mastani, so he could accommodate the huge chunks of dates required for Mahenjo Daro. DoesHrithik regret his choice? Not at all. He is very confident that his third collaboration with Ashutosh would be immensely rewarding.”
While details of the proposed project bringing the twosome back are yet to be known one thing that the director and the star-actor are unlikely to do is yet another period film.