UTV, Motion Pictures and Ashutosh Gowariker"s much awaited epic romance Jodhaa Akbar, starring Hritik Roshan and Aishwarya Bachchan, is slated for a worldwide release on 15th February, 2008. The soundtrack, composed by music maestro A.R. Rehman and lyrics written by Javed Akhtar, will release on 9th January through UTV"s new record label UTV Music.
The change of release date is due to the fact that Ashutosh Gowarikar has been advised bed rest for 21 days with a severe back problem. The director was scheduled to be in Chennai for this entire week to finish the background score of the film, but could not move out because of strict instructions from his doctors not to travel.
Referring to his back problem, Ashutosh stated, "I am sad that this had to happen in the thick of post production; it is unfortunate, but it has to be dealt with."