There is no promotion of the film Jodha Akbar at Cannes Film festival. Ashutosh Gowarikar and Hrithik Roshan intend to finish the film soon. Aishwarya also wont make it for the grand event as she would be shooting for the movie at Karjat.
The Jodha Akbar team comprising Aishwarya Rai, Hrithik Roshan and Ashutosh Gowarikar will not be attending the Cannes Film festival this year. Although the team was to attend the film festival to showcase Jodha Akbar’s first look the stars have decided not to attend the event as they will be too busy shooting for the film in India. Even Aishwarya, who has regularly been at the film festival for the last four years, will not make it for the grand event.
Both Hrithik Roshan and Aishwarya will be completing the film’s shoot as director Ashutosh wants to wrap up the film before monsoons ruin the expensive sets that have been erected at Nitin Desai Studios in Karjat.
Ashutosh Gowarikar says, “I have no plans as such to attend the promotional campaign of Jodha Akbar. I know that it will help the film, but we need to finish our shoot first. Hrithik and I are not going to attend the festival because we need to wrap up the shoot before monsoons. Ash was supposed to attend the event, but she also will be with us in Karjat. I can’t afford to waste a single day.”
It was initially reported that Hrithik, Aishwarya and Ashutosh would be attending the prestigious event to showcase Jodha Akbar’s first look. It was also reported that Ash would be walking the red carpet with her husband Abhishek Bachchan and Amitabh Bachchan.
We have confirmation that Amitabh Bachchan will be attending Cannes Film Festival, but he will be there to promote his films Cheeni Kam and Eklavya.
“Producer Ronnie Screwwala initially thought that Hrithik, Aishwarya and Ashutosh would be able to make it for the event. But the film’s shoot has got delayed, and now Ashutosh doesn’t want to waste time travelling. They have erected massive sets at Nitin Desai’s studio in Karjat and those expensive sets might get ruined during the monsoons. Attending the festival would mean that they would lose at least five valuable days,” says our source from the unit.