UTV reportedly signs Ashutosh Gowarikar for their next project
If the trade mills are to be believed, then, UTV has repeated Ashutosh Gowarikar for their next project. When Bollywood Hungama spoke to Siddharth Roy Kapoor, EVP- Marketing, Distribution, Syndication, UTV Motion Pictures, he was very upbeat about the success of their magnum opus Jodhaa Akbar.
Siddharth said "It's a stupendous number actually, wrt to the Box-Office collections of Jodhaa Akbar. We are very, very upbeat about the sustained performance of the movie. We are all very proud and happy about such a positive reaction from our audiences, both in India as well as around the world." When asked about the initial apprehensions and the risk factors involved in making a historical saga, Kapoor said, "Obviously, you do consider many aspects very carefully in any movie that you commit to making. But in this case, we knew the capabilities of Ashutosh as a director. We also knew that if there was anyone who can translate the vision of Jodhaa Akbar onto screen, then, it's him. We were very confident about that."
Lastly, on UTV's next with Ashutosh, he said, "I would rather wait till we make a formal announcement about this together, which will happen in the next few weeks."