Jodhaa Akbar mirrors arrange marriage relation


Ashutosh Gowariker, who is ready with Jodhaa-Akbar, says he was fascinated by the relationship that the two historical figures must have shared after marriage. “I feel if today we make a story about the past, it must be correlated to the present. And Jodhaa-Akbar is as relevant to the present as arranged marriages. I was fascinated by how their relationship must have grown after marriage,” Gowariker said. Keeping the young generation in mind, the director has avoided a heavy dose of Urdu.

“As for youngsters, I had one rule of connectivity in my range of vision. Any word or dialogue that I didn’t understand in Urdu I kept out. I’ve no interest in impressing audiences with my knowledge of Urdu, Hindi or even literature,” he said.