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It’s about costumes, headgears: Gowariker was ready for Mohenjo Daro backlash

Gowariker, whose other period dramas include Lagaan and Khelein Hum Jee Jaan Sey, says there are many interpretations of history and he has chosen the one that he wants to tell through his story.

bollywood Updated: Aug 12, 2016 11:10 IST
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The Hrithik Roshan-Pooja Hegde starrer is releasing on Friday and Gowariker is confident that people will find their “big questions” answered once the movie is out.
The Hrithik Roshan-Pooja Hegde starrer is releasing on Friday and Gowariker is confident that people will find their “big questions” answered once the movie is out.(Rueters)

The response to Mohenjo Daro trailer did not surprise Ashutosh Gowariker as the director, who has three historical dramas behind him, was prepared for the criticism from historians and people on social media.

The Hrithik Roshan-Pooja Hegde starrer is releasing on Friday and Gowariker is confident that people will find their “big questions” answered once the movie is out.

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“It had to be a teaser which talked about Mohenjo Daro. We had to establish the pre-historic city before we talked about the story. I was a little bit prepared. I knew that people will have reservation,” Gowariker told PTI in an interview.

Hrithik Roshan, Pooja Hegde and filmmaker Ashutosh Gowariker during the promotion of film Mohenjo Daro on the sets of The Kapil Sharma Show in Mumbai. (IANS)

The 52-year-old director had faced similar situation when he began making Jodhaa Akbar.

Gowariker, whose other period dramas include Lagaan and Khelein Hum Jee Jaan Sey, says there are many interpretations of history and he has chosen the one that he wants to tell through his story.

Aamir Khan in a still from Lagaan.

“We don’t know much about that era but at the same time we think we know a lot. When I am making a movie and choosing to base it on archaeological findings, then I have to choose one interpretation. There are many archaeologists and their interpretations are not always in sync with each other.

“There can be many interpretations. So, I was a bit prepared (about the reaction). But once people come to watch the film, their big questions will get answered.”

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Gowariker, however, concedes that some might get influenced by the criticism.

“It can affect because there are people who decide about watching a film based only on trailers. But the backlash has only been about minor things like costume and headgear.”

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