Jodhaa Akbar release postponed to Feb

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MUMBAI: The release of UTV Motion Pictures and Ashutosh Gowariker’s epic romance Jodhaa Akbar starring Hrithik Roshan and Aishwarya Rai Bachchan has been postponed to 15 February 2008. The soundtrack composed by A.R Rahman will release on 9 January through UTV’s new record label UTV Music.

The movie was earlier slated to release on 28 January, 2008. The change of release date is due to the fact that Gowariker has been advised bed rest for 21 days with a severe back problem.

The director was scheduled to be in Chennai for this entire week to finish the background score of Jodhaa Akbar but could not move out because of strict instructions from his doctors not to travel.

Gowariker stated, “I am sad that this had to happen in the thick of post production; it is unfortunate, but it has to be dealt with.”

Jodhaa Akbar is a sixteenth century story about a marriage of alliance that brought two diverse souls together to find true love between the greatest Mughal emperor that ruled Hindustan, Jalaluddin Mohammad Akbar, and the fiery young Rajput princess, Jodhaa.

The film is produced by UTV Motion Pictures and Ashutosh Gowariker Productions.