“Lagan” fame Ashutosh Gowariker made “What’s Your Rashee?” with Priyanka Chopra playing 12 different roles was a disaster at the box office. But, the patient yet passionate filmmaker is on his next project “Khele Hum Jee Jaan Se” with Abhishek Bachchan and Asin in the lead roles and is based on the Chittagong rebellion and its hero, Surya Sen.
Meanwhile, Ashutosh Gowariker is planning his most ambitious project to date titled “Buddha” a film based on Gautama Buddha and he is already in negotiations with Hollywood’s Keanu Reeves to play the lead role. Keanu had earlier played Prince Siddharth in Bernardo Bertolucci’s “Little Buddha”.
The script work is in progress and Ashutosh is planning to rope in two major film production houses of Hollywood and Bollywood to finance “Buddha”.