|They have made an adorable couple in films like Dhoom 2 and Jodhaa Akbar. Yet the pairing of Hrithik Roshan and Aishwarya Rai isn’t written about as much as other popular onscreen jodis of Hindi film industry.
Now, Hrithik and Ash come together again for Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s film Guzaarish, a love story in which the protagonist is a paraplegic. Bhansali, known for his attention to details, has been meeting a number of paraplegia patients in the last few weeks. Hrithik, on his part, has been preparing for his role by moving around on a wheelchair in his home. Ash, however, has been too busy with the shoot of Mani Ratnam’s film Raavana.
As Bhansali readies to start shooting the film on Friday in Mumbai’s Film City, he’s confident that Ash won’t take long to slip into her character in the film.
The director has already visited the holy dargah of Sufi saint Khwaja Moinuddin Chishti in Ajmer to seek blessings before starting the project. It’s a ritual he reportedly does before the start of his films.
On Friday, as Ash and Hrithik report on the sets, Bhansali would be accompanied by his mother who will reportedly do the mahurat. The film will later be shot in Goa.
‘Guzaarish’ is said to be a love story between a partially paralyzed man and a nurse. It is believed to be the story of a paraplegic who seeks the help of the woman he loves to end his life.