Ashutosh Gowariker

  • Ashutosh Gowariker: I'm extremely happy to have found Pooja Hegde July 12, 2014

    Mumbai: Filmmaker Ashutosh Gowariker has chosen Pooja Hegde to play the female lead in his Indus Valley civilisation-set love story "Mohenja Daro". He believes her "natural" acting prowess and "elegance" make her a perfect fit for the role opposite Hrithik Roshan. "I'm extremely happy to have found Pooja Hegde. She is...
  • Confirmed! Hrithik Roshan, Ashutosh Gowariker to team up again for love story 'Mohenjo Daro' June 8, 2014

    Actor Hrithik Roshan and filmmaker Ashutosh Gowariker's last film together was 'Jodha Akbar' which revolved around the romance between Muslim Mughal emperor Akbar (Hrithik) and the Hindu Rajput princess Jodhabai (Aishwarya Rai). After winning critical acclaim and plaudits for the period love story, Hrithik and Ashutosh will team up for...
  • Ashutosh Gowariker: I'm going further back in time with each film June 7, 2014

    Mumbai: After bringing films like 'Lagaan' and 'Jodhaa Akbar', with a touch of history, to Indian screens, filmmaker Ashutosh Gowariker is ready to roll the cameras for 'Mohenjo Daro', set in the Indus Valley civilisation. He says he's loving the challenge of going "further back in time" with each project. In...
  • Ashutosh Gowariker teams up with mountaineering institute for TV show 'Everest' February 11, 2014

    Filmmaker Ashutosh Gowariker returns to the small screen with a new show titled "Everest". He has teamed up with a mountaineering institute in Uttarkashi for it. Gowariker, who is producing the show under his banner Ashutosh Gowariker Productions Pvt Ltd, has collaborated with Nehru Institute Of Mountaineering (NIM), Uttarkashi, Uttarakhand, which...
  • Shah Rukh Khan is yet to see 'Swades' December 17, 2013

    Mumbai: Megastar Shah Rukh Khan says doing 'Swades' was such an emotional overwhelming experience that he could not see it after wrapping up shooting. In Ashutosh Gowariker directed film, the 48-year-old actor played a Non-Resident Indian (NRI) working at NASA, who decides to leave his coveted job to settle in...
  • Doordarshan to telecast award winning indie films April 19, 2013

    New Delhi: Prasar Bharati, the statutory body to govern Doodarshan's broadcast policy, has agreed to telecast independent films after 10 PM. As per this decision, the films that have been already shown on the small screen will get Rs 15 lakh while the films that will be aired for the...
  • 'Political films impact people's sensibility' October 13, 2012

    Mumbai: Filmmaker Ashutosh Gowariker, known for films like 'Lagaan', 'Swades' and 'Jodhaa Akbar', supports movies based on political issues as he believes they can have a profound influence on the people. "As far as political movies are concerned, they impact a lot because politics is a very important force in our...
  • 'Chittagong': We managed to capture Bengali heroism October 10, 2012

    Scientist Bedabrata Pain, 49, left a flourishing career at NASA jet propulsion lab, where he has 87 patents to his name, to direct his debut Hindi film Chittagong - the story of understated, Bengali heroism. Masterda Surya Sen plotted and executed the Chittagong uprising against the British in the 1930s....
  • We have high hopes from 'Barfi!': Ranbir Kapoor September 23, 2012

    Mumbai: Bollywood film 'Barfi' has got an official entry to the Oscars, and actor Ranbir Kapoor said he has high hopes from the film even though at the moment it has not reached the nomination stage. "We are not nominated yet. Once we do, the feeling will come. We have a...
  • Bollywood just loves Abhishek in 'Bol Bachchan' July 6, 2012

    Mumbai: Abhishek Bachchan has wowed film fraternity with his rib-tickling performance in 'Bol Bachchan' - Kunal Kohli said he is "phenomenal" in the movie, while Ashutosh Gowariker found him "outstanding". Rohit Shetty's 'Bol Bachchan' was screened for Bollywood Thursday. The guest liked the slapstick comedy as well as Ajay Devgn and...
  • 'Chittagong' has a sense of victory: Director April 12, 2012

    New Delhi: Bedabrata Pain was a scientist who one day decided to tell the story of a 14 year old boy Jhunku. The former NASA employee wrote 36 drafts of his film 'Chittagong' before taking the first shot. He talks to IBNLive about the rigorous process of filmmaking. Q: Why is...
  • Durga Puja: Bollywood stars go pandal hopping October 4, 2011

    With Durga Puja underway, Bollywood's Bengali brigade is busy pandal hopping and gorging on Bengali delicacies. ...
  • 'Khelein Hum...' heads to Oscar library February 25, 2011

    New Delhi: The screenplay of Ashutosh Gowariker's latest historical drama Khelein Hum Jee Jaan Sey will soon be part of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences archives. The library has asked Gowariker for the screenplay of the movie for the permanent core collection which is made for film makers,...
  • Some scenes in 'Khelein Hum..' gave me goosebumps: Abhishek December 1, 2010

    Mumbai: Abhishek Bachchan says he got goosebumps while shooting some scenes in his first patriotic movie Khelein Hum Jee Jaan Sey. "The patriotic feel that comes out during the film, I never felt something like that before. In the film, you are in the character and have that mental build up...
  • 'Khelein Hum Jee Jaan Se' releases on Friday November 29, 2010

    Director Ashutosh Gowariker's revolutionary drama 'Khelien Hum Jee Jaan Se' starring Deepika Padukone and Abhishek bachchan releases this Friday The film is about the chittagong uprising of 1930- entertainment editor Rajeev masand spoke with all three. khelein...
  • Gowariker's new film took inspiration from Bengali music October 30, 2010

    Music director of Khelein Hum Jee Jaan Sey, Sohail Sen in an interview said, "A lot of people asked me whether or not I took references from Rabindra sangeet for this film? Rabindra Sangeet is compositions of Rabindranath Tagore and in Bengal there are many other genres too. So you...
  • 3,700 entries for Gowariker's 'Buddha' auditions May 25, 2010

    Ashutosh Gowariker’s Buddha is about the journey of Prince Siddharth. The story focusses on the life of Prince Siddhartha and his journey to enlightenment where he becomes known as Buddha. The movie will bring one of the most iconic characters in history to the big screen, Buddha. A worldwide search for Buddha...
  • Abhi's 'Khelein Hum...' to release on Dec 3 April 24, 2010

    Ashutosh Gowariker's forthcoming period thriller Khelein Hum Jee Jaan Sey will have a worldwide release on Dec 3 and the producers describe this Abhishek Bachchan starrer as an 'inspirational movie'. The film is jointly produced by Sunita A. Gowariker, Ajay Bijli and Sanjeev Bijli and presented by Ashutosh Gowariker Productions Pvt....
  • Ashutosh Gowariker wins Raj Kapoor Award April 19, 2010

    After mesmerising Indian and international audiences with his epic films and winning numerous awards worldwide, filmmaker Ashutosh Gowariker has now won the Raj Kapoor Special Contribution State Award. The award will be given on April 27, 2010 by Chief Minister of Maharashtra, Ashok Chavan at a function to be...
  • I would do What's Your Rashee? again: Priyanka October 9, 2009

    Actress Priyanka Chopra stands by her films no matter what the reviews be and says she would to do a What's Your Rashee? again. CNN-IBN caught up with the actress on the sets of a reality show that she attended as a celebrity guest. CNN-IBN: So tell us how was your...
  • Masand's Movie Review: What's Your Raashee? epic-size failure September 26, 2009

    Cast: Priyanka Chopra, Harman Baweja Director: Ashutosh Gowariker There is no easy way to say this. Ashutosh Gowariker's What's Your Raashee? is an excruciatingly painful film to watch. For the most part humorless and misguided, the film lumbers along for an unforgivable three-hours-and-thirty minutes, during which even the most patient viewers might...
  • Priyanka, Harman spill the beans on What's Your Raashee? September 20, 2009

    Filmmaker Ashutosh Gowariker's What's Your Raashee? starring Priyanka Chopra and Harman Baweja is going to hit the big screen soon. There is a lot of buzz going on about Priyanka's 12 characters and the film's unique storyline. CNN-IBN Entertainment Editor Rajeev Masand caught up with the trio in an exclusive...
  • Music review: What's Your Rashee August 24, 2009

    Film: What's Your Raashee?; music director: Sohail Sen; lyricist: Javed Akhtar; singers: Aslesha Gowariker, Shaan, Bhavya Pandit, Sohail Sen, Marianne D Cruz, Tarannum Malik, Rajab Ali Bharti, Bela Shende, Ashutosh Gowariker, Pamela Jain, Alka Yagnik, Udit Narayan and Madhushree. Ashutosh Gowariker's films are synonymous with AR Rahman's tunes, but for his...
  • Jodhaa Akbar scores a perfect 10 June 15, 2009

    Macau: In true Oscar-style, Ashutosh Gowariker’s historical romance Jodhaa Akbar swept the International Indian Film Acadmey (IIFA) awards 2009 on Saturday with a perfect 10 bag of trophies, being named the Best Film and fetching its male lead Hrithik Roshan the Best Actor Award and Gowariker the Best Director award. Priyanka...
  • Jodhaa Akbar set recycled, being used for TV show June 4, 2009

    Mumbai: After providing much grandeur and authenticity to Ashutosh Gowarikar's Jodhaa Akbaar, the set of the film is buzzing with lights, camera and action yet again - this time for the small screen. Historic, elaborate and extravagant - the set for Jodhaa Akbar at ND Studios is back in action thanks...
  • Jodhaa Akbar nominated for BAFTA awards December 16, 2008

    New Delhi: Filmmaker Ashutosh Gowariker's Jodhaa Akbar has been nominated in the Best Foreign Film category for the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) awards. The film stars Hrithik Roshan as the Mughal emperor Akbar, and Aishwarya Rai as his Hindu wife, Jodhaa. The film has already bagged many...
  • Ashutosh Gowariker launches Jodhaa... DVD September 4, 2008

    Mumbai: Filmmaker Ashutosh Gowariker launched the DVD of his acclaimed film Jodhaa Akbar in grand style. Adding glitter to the event were some of the members of the cast and crew. Actor Sonu Sood, designer Neeta Lulla and lyricist Javed Akhtar were among those present at the event to extend...
  • Ashutosh Gowariker all set for a comical movie September 3, 2008

    Mumbai: Filmmaker Ashutosh Gowariker released the DVD of his hit-movie Jodhaa Akbar. Adding glitter to the event were the some of the movie's cast like Javed Akhtar, Sonu Sood and Neeta Lulla. It was also time for Gowariker to announce his next period drama on the anvil. "My next film...
  • No drama: Gowariker's next is a romantic comedy May 23, 2008

    Ashutosh Gowariker is ready to get into a light frothy romance that he says requires "no research" after three intense films Lagaan, Swades, Jodhaa-Akbar". Gowariker's next project What's Your Rashi?, which will star Priyanka Chopra and Harman Baweja, takes him "far away" from his earlier three films, he says. "In What's Your...