MUMBAI: Sanjay Leela Bhansali is all set to start his latest magnum opus, Guzarish. Come 20 July, the director will start shooting with his lead pair, Hrithik Roshan and Aishwarya Rai Bachchan in Mumbai’s Mehboob Studio, where a big set will be put up.
Adding to the details, his associate from the movie, said, "Bulk dates of the two actors have been taken. For the next four months, the film will be shot in Mumbai and two other outdoor locations, which we cannot disclose. Hrithik will start shooting with us from 22 July."
Guzarish is a love story and will be Bhansali’s fifth film. Like all his other films, Bhansali prefers shooting at a studio. Bhansali says, "I like to construct sets and then light it up. It is a part of my story telling. My story needs a setting and I like to create that ambience."
Hrithik has taken a long break from his film shooting. Apart from a commercial shoot in the first week of July, the actor will be confined to the edit studios where the post production of his film, Kites is being done. Likewise, the female lead of the film, Aishwarya also took a break recently. Prior to that, she was busy finishing the talkie portion of Vipul Shah’s Action Replay in Karjat, where she stars opposite Akshay Kumar.
It is a casting coup for Bhansali to get the duo together after all the brouhaha about their famous kissing scene in Sanjay Gadvi’s Dhoom 2. However, both said that the script and working with Sanjay Leela Bhansali was too great an opportunity for them to miss. And not to forget the magic they created for Ashutosh Gowarikar’s Jodhaa Akbar, which has won the film over 50 awards till date.