Talking about why he rejected the film, Hrithik told BT: “I read Ashutosh’s script for Swades. I couldn’t see it from the director’s point of view, so I didn’t feel I was equipped to handle this part. I could not have been a better person to translate Ashutosh’s vision. And after Lagan it was all right so when Ashutosh came to me I felt on top of the world. Swades is one of my favorite films. And Ashutosh is definitely one of my favorite filmmakers. Interestingly, Hrithik Roshan wrote a major essay on Ashutosh Gowariker’s period drama Jodha Akbar.
While Hrithik has yet to announce his next film, Bazz suggests that he is in talks to take a parallel lead in the upcoming Hollywood action thriller.