In a recent post on Instagram, Superstar Hrithik Roshan mentioned that he was “scared” when ace Hindi film director Ashutosh Gowariker offered him the 2008 film Jodhaa-Akbar that became a huge hit.
On the birthday of director Ashutosh Gowariker on Monday, Hrithik Roshan posted series of short clips from the movie that starred him and ex-Miss World, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan as the lead actors. In the film, Hrithik was playing the role of Jalaluddin Muhammad Akbar (Mughal Emperor), while on the other hand, Aishwarya portrayed the part of his wife, Jodhaa Bai.
He captioned his post and wrote: “Memories. #JodhaaAkbar. Man, this movie was difficult. I was s**t scared when Ashutosh Gowarikar offered it to me. Couldn’t understand how he could see someone like me commanding 10,000 soldiers. But then that’s what a director does,” wrote Hrithik Roshan and added: “He envisions what you can’t. And that’s the reason I did the film.”
In the same post, Hrithik Roshan also mentioned saying: “More than the script or story, it was for experiencing what this impossibility would do to me, how it would change me, make me stronger perhaps. And what I learnt was that to do strong things, you don’t need to be strong in the beginning! In fact the decision of wanting to be strong comes before. And it MEANS having to choose that which is beyond your ability at the time of choosing. Trusting that the experience itself will do the rest. The challenge then itself creates the stronger you.”
Finally, in the end, the Jodhaa-Akbar actor signed off, saying: “It’s magic. Try it. #happybirthdayashutoshgowariker.”