Ashutosh Gowariker was supposed to act in Aamir Khan's 'Lagaan'! Here's why he stepped back

On the professional front, Ashutosh is currently enjoying the success of his latest release 'Mohenjo Daro'. The Hrithik Roshan starrer has managed to impress the audience.

Updated: Aug 13, 2016, 12:42 PM IST
Ashutosh Gowariker was supposed to act in Aamir Khan's 'Lagaan'! Here's why he stepped back

New Delhi: Bollywood filmmaker Ashutosh Gowariker is a man of many talents. Well, if you think he is only a good director and producer then you are a bit wrong this time. Interestingly, the 52-year-old star can act as well. In fact, he was going to play a character in superstar Aamir Khan's 'Lagaan'. But, he didn't do it.

"The role that was in my mind for 'Lagaan' was Arjan, the blacksmith but he had too many scenes; I thought I won't be able to do it. Then I thought of the one who announces Lagaan on a horse, the king's man, there were only two lines, so I thought I'll be able to do it well," IANS quoted him as saying.

He added, "then I saw that his intensity was something different and the scene was so important that if I come in, it might become a distraction; people will think that he is the film's director. So I dropped that as well. So there are such constant attractions to do roles, but till now I haven't, I don't know, may be in the future I will."

On the professional front, Ashutosh is currently enjoying the success of his latest release 'Mohenjo Daro'. The Hrithik Roshan starrer has managed to impress the audience.