'Jodha Akbar' to be unveiled at Cannes ...


Indo-Asian News Service

New Delhi, April 27 (IANS) Director Ashutosh Gowarikar's historical

love saga "Jodha Akbar" is likely to have its first screening at the 60th

Cannes Film Festival in May.

The Aishwarya Rai and Hrithik Roshan starrer will reportedly represent

India in a special section dedicated to the 60th anniversary of Indian

independence, which coincides with the 60th anniversary of the festival.

Information and Broadcasting Minister Priya Ranjan Dasmunshi is

expected to attend this special event.

Earlier, the festival organisers wanted to premiere director Rajat

Kapoor's "Mithya" but with the film being in the last stages of production,

the producers, Planman Motion Pictures, did not want to compromise on

the quality by rushing through the process. They then decided against

sending an unfinished "Mithya" to the festival.

The organisers later approached Gowarikar to premiere his film.

"Jodha Akbar" is likely to hit the Indian marquees in October and cine

fans are eagerly waiting to see Aishwarya and Hrithik, the hottest onscreen

couple, again. They came together for the first time in Sanjay Gadhavi's

"Dhoom" and the two gorgeous actors sizzled.

This will be Ash's first release after her wedding with Abhishek