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Disney India readies Gowariker project

13 August 2014 8:26 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Ashutosh Gowariker will direct epic romance Mohenjo Daro for Disney India, with Hrithik Roshan and Pooja Hegde heading the cast.

Disney India will co-produce with Ashutosh Gowariker Productions. The studio and filmmaker previously collaborated on Jodhaa Akbar, also starring Roshan, in 2008.

An epic adventure and love story set at the time of the Indus Valley civilization, Mohenjo Daro is scheduled to start shooting in South Africa in October.

Gowariker’s credits also include Lagaan: Once Upon A Time In India (2001), starring Aamir Khan, and Swades (2004) with Shah Rukh Khan. »

- lizshackleton@gmail.com (Liz Shackleton)

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Disney India lines up Gowariker project

13 August 2014 8:26 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Ashutosh Gowariker will direct epic romance Mohenjo Daro for Disney India, with Hrithik Roshan and Pooja Hegde heading the cast.

Disney India will co-produce with Ashutosh Gowariker Productions. The studio and filmmaker previously collaborated on Jodhaa Akbar, also starring Roshan, in 2008.

An epic adventure and love story set at the time of the Indus Valley civilization, Mohenjo Daro is scheduled to start shooting in South Africa in October.

Gowariker’s credits also include Lagaan: Once Upon A Time In India (2001), starring Aamir Khan, and Swades (2004) with Shah Rukh Khan. »

- lizshackleton@gmail.com (Liz Shackleton)

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Hrithik Roshan starrer Mohenjo-daro to be produced by Utv

9 August 2014 8:41 AM, PDT | BollywoodHungama | See recent BollywoodHungama news »

Ashutosh Gowariker recently announced his new magnum opus titled Mohenjo-daro based on the ancient civilization. And now reviving the association he has with one of the most renowned production houses of Bollywood that is Utv, now Disney India, Ashutosh has taken the studio on board for this film. Ashutosh's wife and producer Sunita Gowariker stated since there has always been a bond that the filmmaker has with Utv, this time around too the production house will be co-producing it will Agppl (Ashutosh Gowariker Productions Pvt Ltd). In fact, Sunita is happy that now they will enter international waters with Utv Disney. Ashutosh Gowariker maintained that it took him three years to understand the civilization since little information was available about the same. However, he had revealed that Mohenjo-daro will be a love story and the characters in the film including Hrithik Roshan will be fictional but what will retain the »

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Rahman and Gowariker join hands for Mohenjo-Daro

17 June 2014 3:37 AM, PDT | BollywoodHungama | See recent BollywoodHungama news »

Ashutosh Gowariker whose Lagaan, Swades and Jodhaa Akbar created cinematic history has floundered badly with his last 2 films What's Your Raashee and Khelein Hum Jee Jaan Se. One major reason being attributed to the debacle of these two films was the music. Though Sohail Sen put up a brave act, Rahman's presence was sorely missed in Ashutosh's last two films. Realizing the melodic lacuna, the director has now gone back to A R Rahman who did sterling soundtracks for Ashutosh's Lagaan, Swades and Jodhaa Akbar. Rahman would be doing the music for Gowariker's Mohenjo-Daro. Say a very reliable source, "Ashu met Rahman Sir recently. They both missed one another when they didn't work together. In fact Ashu very desperately wanted Rahman for What's Your Raashee after Jodhaa Akbar. But Rahman was busy with his international projects. And Raashee required a dozen songs. After waiting for months for Rahman Sir to give his nod, »

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Ashutosh Gowarikers new find Shamata Anchan

21 May 2014 3:12 AM, PDT | BollywoodHungama | See recent BollywoodHungama news »

Ashutosh Gowariker has worked with some of the finest actors of the country. He has also introduced two actresses in very major roles: Gracy Singh opposite Aamir Khan in Lagaan and Gayatri Joshi opposite Shah Rukh Khan in Swades. One hopes Ashutosh's new female discovery would have a better future in showbiz. Shamata Anchan who was the Femina Miss India South winner in 2012 is best known for her presence in a shampoo advertisement. Now she plays the lead in Ashutosh Gowariker's inspirational serial Everest which will be aired on Star Plus in July-August. Says a reliable source, "It's a serial about a girl who aspires to climb the Everest. Ashu chose Shamata Anchan after auditioning dozens of athletic girls. He wanted someone who looked convincing as a mountain climber." The fastidious filmmaker has put the debutant through rigorous mountaineering lessons. Says the source, "Ashutosh wanted Shamata to not only »

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Shahrukh Khan’s Nasa project launched

13 March 2014 1:37 AM, PDT | Bollyspice | See recent Bollyspice news »

Remember how Shahrukh Khan played a Nasa scientist building a satellite to measure the earth’s rainfall in Swades: We, the People?

Well, his filmi project has launched in reality.

Early Feb. 28, Nasa and Japanese space agency Jaxa launched a satellite from Japan, setting up the core of the Global Precipitation Measurement project.

Srk played Nri Mohan Bhargava in the 2004 film, which was partly filmed at Kennedy Space Center in Port Canaveral, Florida. In the movie, Mohan is the project manager working on Gpm, and he uses his knowledge to help a rural village in India build a dam.

At the time that Swades was filmed, Gpm was scheduled to launch in 2007. Delays in funding pushed that date back. The project is a continuation of another one that was launched in 1997, the Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission.

Real-life Gpm Project Manager Art Azarbarzin of Nasa’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, »

- Caitlin E. O'Conner

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Big B assists Screwvala in helping underprivileged

7 March 2014 4:28 AM, PST | RealBollywood.com | See recent RealBollywood news »

Mumbai, March 7: Megastar Amitabh Bachchan, who recently wrapped up shooting for "Bhoothnath Returns", says he will now join Ronnie Screwvala in his "exercise to collect funds" for Swades Foundation.

The 71-year-old is travelling to villages where Swades Foundation, run by former Disney Utv managing director Ronnie Screwvala and his wife Zarina, has been working for social welfare of the villagers. He is assisting Screwvala's foundation.

Early Thursday morning, he visited Raigad district in Maharashtra to help raise funds for the foundation, which works towards empowering rural inhabitants.

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- Shiva Prakash

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Big B collects funds for Screwvala's foundation

6 March 2014 11:46 PM, PST | RealBollywood.com | See recent RealBollywood news »

Mumbai, March 7: Megastar Amitabh Bachchan, who recently wrapped up shooting for his new film "Bhoothnath Returns", has lent a helping hand to the underprivileged.

Early Thursday morning, he visited Raigad (a district in Maharashtra) to collect funds for former Disney Utv managing director Ronnie Screwvala's foundation Swades, which works towards empowering rural inhabitants.

"Having finished very late last night (Wednesday) at Lonavala and the 'Party with the Bhoothnath', getting to bed almost at 5 a.m. to be up again at 6 a.m. to leave for Raigad (district in Maharashtra), by helicopter an hour away, to visit at. »

- Ketali Mehta

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