Courtesy: IndiaFM Monday, July 30, 2007 Ashutosh Gowarikar is all set to act soon after he finishes his film Jodha Akbar. He will be seen in his old friend and actress Renuka Shahane's directorial debut film Rita. This movie is based on a novel written by Renuka's mother.
Renuka and Ashutosh's association goes a long way. The two acted together in a television serial Circus (which also starred Shah Rukh Khan) and after that they did a course in film appreciation together, from the Film&Television Institute of India, Pune. Ashutosh will play the main protagonist called Vitthal Salvi a person from rural Maharashtra.
Talking about Ashutosh's casting, Renuka informs that he suits the character well. Besides, when Renuka asked him to act in her film, Ashutosh was amused and surprised. They will finalize the dates once he is back from Jodha Akbar's shoot.
Ashutosh had started his career as an actor. His debut film was Holi. He was then seen in a number of known films which includes Naam, Salim Langde Pe Mat Ro, Chamatkar and Kabhi Haan Kabhi Na.