August 06 : Filmmaker Ashutosh Gowariker, who churned out the most popular Lagaan movie, has been reportedly roped in by Hollywood for his first international project.
A news portal has reported that Hollywood Studio Alcon Entertainment of Blade Runner 2049 and The Blind Side fame has approached the filmmaker to direct a musical series. Mid-Day has reported that Ashutosh was in touch with the Hollywood production house over the last two years, and finally it has given the green signal to the deal.
The director is reportedly giving final touches to the story, and the film will be shot at various places in India and the US. Due to the coronavirus pandemic, the recce could not take place, reports the portal. While the casting for the film is on, the leads will be finalised soon.
Hollywood Studio Alcon Entertainment has decided to associate with Ashutosh Gowariker after they were impressed by his Oscar-nominated film Lagaan, and also loved his directorial work on Jodhaa Akbar.
Gowarikar, who loves to make historical films, is known for his big budget historicals in India like Jodhaa Akbar and Mohenjo Daro. However, his last film Panipat in 2019 failed to impress the box office.