Ashutosh Gowariker may direct another historical after Mohenjo Daro, based on life of Gujarat king

FP Staff

Aug,17 2017 15:49 56 IST

After the failure of his last directorial, the period drama from last year - Mohenjo Daro, filmmaker Ashutosh Gowariker turned to acting in Rajesh Mapuskar's National Award-winning Marathi family drama Ventilator. Now, after reports of him directing a stylised thriller, news of him making another period drama has resurfaced.

Ashutosh Gowariker in a still from Ventilator. YouTube

Ashutosh Gowariker in a still from Ventilator. YouTube

DNA reports that Gowariker, instead of transporting the viewers back to the ancient era, is now planning his next on modern history. He has reportedly acquired the rights to document the life of a maharaj from Gujarat who helped save the lives of 640 Polish children during World War II by providing refuge to Polish refugee orphans in his Jamnagar palace.


The same report states that unlike Mohenjo Daro, this will be a real life story translated onto the silver screen. For the same purpose, Gowariker has obtained permission from not only the descendants of the royal family but also the five survivors currently residing in Poland.

It was earlier reported that Gowariker is taking a break from his signature brand of historicals by focusing on making a contemporary stylised thriller, tentatively titled Honeymoon, starring Farhan Akhtar and Disha Patani. But it seems like Gowariker cannot distance himself from history for long.