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Acclaimed director Ashutosh Gowariker has given us three great dramatic films with Lagaan, Swades, Jodhaa Akbar but now he is moving on to another genre with his next production. Titled What’s Your Rashi? the film will star Priyanka Chopra and newcomer Harman Baweja and will be a full-on light romantic comedy. Gowariker was looking for something that was less intense and less research needed and he found it in a book that is the basis for the script of film. In an interview with Subhash K Jha he revealed just a bit about the project and here are some highlights from that interview.
In ‘What’s Your Rashi?’ I don’t have to go into historical details. But a good comedy is a challenge of its own. The process of arriving at the humour is extremely difficult,” says the acclaimed director in an exclusive interview to IANS.
He says he knew he wanted to make a romantic comedy after “Jodhaa-Akbar” and his ideals were middle of the road films like Frank Capra’s “It’s a Wonderful Life”, Hrishikesh Mukherjee’s “Chupke Chupke” and Basu Chatterjee’s “Baaton Baaton Mein”. Gowariker chose Harman after he saw the rushes of “Love Story 2050?. “He turned out to be fantastic,” he says.

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Priyanka ‘new-bimbo-on-the-block’ Chopra’s bagged herself a new and ‘interesting’ role in Ashutosh Gowarikar’s What’s Your Rashi? under the pretext that it’s a “very different film” and no actress has ever done a role like this before. Aw – Priyanka loves being bold with her choice in scripts doesn’t she?
Let’s just pretend for one second that she didn’t do an ‘innovative’ script called Love Story 2050 which fell so flat its was almost concave. In that case, I guess she could be experimental with choosing scripts.
Unfortunately, she can’t erase that horrible, nightmarish truth that she turned a mass of Indians into vegetables by luring them via minimal clothing and a fiery hair-do to watch the movie. Given that, she should most definately avoid doing other disastrous movies as a pacifier for her ‘boo’. No matter what people say, Harman is no Hrihtik and will never be a Hrithik and so if Priyanka knows what’s good for her, she should lift anchors and make a move on it before he takes her down with him!
Not even Priyanka’s popularity is enough to give the good-for-nothing other Baweja a foothold in the industry if he introduces himself as Hunk,Adonis,Romantic,Macho,Adorable and Naughty.

Star Cast Crew
Movie Name: What’s Your Rashi?
Director: Ashutosh Gowariker
Star Cast: Harman Baweja, Priyanka Chopra
Genre: Astrology, Romantic Comedy
Language: Hindi
Release Date:Sep 25