Friday, December 7, 2007

Aishwarya, Abhishek, Hrithik party as Jodha Akbar is finally complete



Aishwarya Rai in 'Jodhaa Akbar' promo. Photo Credit: Sawf News / TV Grab
16 November 2007 (Sawf News) - Aishwarya Rai, Hrithik Roshan and Ashutosh Gowarikar, along with their spouses, celebrated the completion of the UTV magnum opus Jodhaa Akbar with a wrap up party Monday, November 12.

The stars finally relaxed after an arduous assignment. They reminisced over the filming and then hit the dance floor.




Hrithik Roshan and Aishwarya Rai in 'Jodhaa Akbar' promo. Photo Credit: Sawf News / TV Grab
According to a Mumbai Mirror source, "Hrithik, Abhishek and Ash were seen making the best out of their dancing skills. Though Hrithik and Susanne left a bit early, Ash and Abhishek continued to have a great time. Abhishek took over as the DJ while Ash and the rest of the gang were seen dancing to the songs that he played."

The production of the film, which was initially set for release during the Id / Diwali period, was plagued by cost and schedule overruns attributed to the complexity of making a period drama with war scenes set in the sixteenth century.




Aishwarya Rai in 'Jodhaa Akbar' promo. Photo Credit: Sawf News / TV Grab
The film is a mix of facts and fiction and dwells on how a political alliance through an arranged marriage between Jodhaa (Aishwarya) and Akbar (Hrithik) turned into love and first bonded the Mughal and Rajput empires and then the two communities - Hindu and Muslim.

Shooting war scenes involving horses and elephants and authentically recreating the Moghul period to the exacting standards of director Ashutosh Gowarikar proved challenging.




Hrithik Roshan and Aishwarya Rai in 'Jodhaa Akbar' promo. Photo Credit: Sawf News / TV Grab
The release date of the film was put back to January 25 and at one point even that had looked like an unattainable target.

Initially budgeted at Rs 50 crore the film is now estimated to have cost Rs 60 crores.




Aishwarya Rai in 'Jodhaa Akbar' promo. Photo Credit: Sawf News / TV Grab
Gowarikar gave a short speech at the Monday bash in which he acknowledged the delays and thanked Hrithik and Aishwarya for their patience and co-operation.

1 comment:

singh said...

Dear,Friend
Jodhaa-Akbar is a forthcoming period film, to be released in 2008. It is being directed and produced by Ashutosh

Gowariker, the director of Oscar-nominated Lagaan.The film centers around the romance between the Muslim

Mughal Emperor.
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