Not all filmmaker-actor relationships are as brittle as the one between Sanjay Leela Bhansali and his protege Ranbir Kapoor. The minute Saawariya flopped Ranbir moved away refusing to do any subsequent film that Bhansali 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 box office outcome of Mohenjo Daro. Says the source, “Both Ashutosh and Hrithik are far too sorted to indulge in any blame game. Reports of Hrithik sending 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 Sanjay Bhansali’s Bajirao Mastani, so he could accommodate the huge chunks of dates required for Mahenjo Daro. Does Hrithik 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 two back are yet to be known one thing that the director and the star-actor are unlikely to do is yet another period film.