There has been a lot of speculation and rumours on the duration (runtime) of Jodhaa Akbar as director Ashutosh Gowariker is known for making movies with runtime in excess of 3 hours. His oscar nominated Lagaan was close to 4 hours while Swades starring Shahrukh Khan had a length of around 3 and a half hours.
It was reported that Ashutosh, concerned by the runtime, decided to chop off 2 songs.
Rubbishing the rumours Ashutosh says “I haven’t chopped off any song from the film. It was always supposed to have five songs and that is how it is. I am not having any problems with the length. This film does not have a cricket match!”
“Jodhaa Akbar is well under three hours.” he declares.
Jodhaa Akbar which features superstar Hrithik Roshan and Aishwarya Rai in the lead, releases on the 25th of January 2008.