Ashutosh Gowarikar signed Hrithik Roshan for his latest period epic film titled as Mohanjodaro. Hrithik, who has been trapped in personal tragedies of various kinds recently, has a reason to smile now. Hrithik had lost the Karan Johar film Shuddhi earlier and it was reported that he is replaced by Ranveer Singh.
Ashutosh and Hrithik share a great rapport and have done Jodha Akbar already. But the last two films of Ashutosh were box office disasters. While What's Your Rashee literally bombed, Khelein Hum Jee Jaan Sey won critical accolades but failed in box office.
Mohanjodaro will be a love story placed in a period backdrop. The sources close to the film says, "Hrithik is very happy nowadays. He has signed Ashutosh Gowarikar's film. Yes, the superstar will play the leading man of Ashu's next which is a period film."
It is rumoured that Ashu is super thrilled to get Hrithik as his leading man. Ashu was trying to get Hrithik on board for his latest flick for quite some time. Hrithik couldn't allot him dates because of Bang Bang, Shuddhi and other committed films. As Hrithik now moved out of Shuddhi, due to health reasons, he now has enough dates for Ashutosh with him.