On-screen chemistry: Hrithik, Ash set to create magic again with ‘Guzaarish’
The crackling screen chemistry between Hrithik Roshan and Aishwarya Rai was evident once again in Sanjay Leela Bhansaali’s ‘Guzaarish’, the first look of which was revealed last Thursday. After ‘Dhoom 2’ and ‘Jodhaa Akbar’, they seem set to create magic on celluloid once more.
The teaser of the film, co-produced by UTV Motion Pictures and Bhansali, was extremely impressive thanks to brilliant cinematography and interesting music by the director himself.
Hrithik, continuing his long hair and beared look from ‘Kites’, looked attractive in the teaser, while Aishwarya exuded elegance and panache.
The look of the film is artistic and creates an old world charm.
In the film, Hrithik plays a magician suffering from paraplegia, while Aishwarya will be seen as nurse who is estranged from her husband. Releasing on November 19, the film will reportedly touch the controversial issue of mercy killing.
With the failure of ‘Saawariya’ at the box office, ‘Guzaarish’ might do wonders for the director. At least the first look suggests so.
Moreover, Bhansali, who has once again teamed up with Aishwarya Rai in the film, says she is his muse. He also describes her as a timeless actress of Bollywood.
“Aishwarya is my muse, my jaan and I get terribly excited when I make a film with her because she is very, very special. Some people are timeless and Aishwarya will be there for another 20 years,” Bhansali told reporters at Cinemax, where the first look of ‘Guzaarish’ was unveiled.
This is Bhansali’s third film with Aishwarya after ‘Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam’ (1999) and ‘Devdas’ (2002).
Aishwarya said: “This was a very special film for us. We are glad to share this special piece of work with you before we reveal it to the rest of the world.”
The director was also all praise for his male lead Hrithik Roshan.
“I have never enjoyed working with any other actor as much as I have enjoyed working with Hrithik, just for the kind of talent he has, for the kind of person he is,” said Bhansali.
In the film Hrithik Roshan will be seen as a magician, while Aishwarya Rai plays a nurse who is estranged from her husband. The film will reportedly touch the issue of controversial mercy killings.
Bhansali has even composed music for the film as he couldn’t rely upon anyone to get the right effect. There are eight songs in the film and 12 songs in the album.
“The reason behind doing music of the film is that I think I understand the characters and understand most what they would express musically than any other music director. Some deep thoughts are my concern, so whatever little music I knew, it was a sort of experiment. But I am happy with what I have done,” said Bhansali.
For Hrithik Roshan, working in director Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s film was like a life-changing experience for him.
“It’s true that I have not done anything that has been life-altering. This film has changed my perspective towards work, changed my life. It’s so beautiful that 30 years or 40 years from now, I will look back and will smile that I had the opportunity to make this film,” Hrithik said.
“When such a vision, it feels that some films are made for just to see and this is one of that kind, so I just jumped at it,” he added.
He has teamed up with Aishwarya Rai in the movie - this is his third film with the actress after ‘Dhoom 2’ and ‘Jodhaa Akbar’.