A Pakistani minister has demanded an apology from Hrithik Roshan's "Mohenjo Daro" director Ashutosh Gowariker for allegedly misrepresenting facts in the historical movie.
Sindh Minister for Culture and Antiquities Sardar Ali Shah is irked with Ashutosh as he felt that the movie wrongly depicted the ancient Indus Valley civilisation, according to a report in Mumbai Mirror.
The minister said that "Mohenjo Daro" is a mockery of the 5,000- year-old culture and a "figment of the director's imagination," the report added quoting Shah. Earlier, some other critics had also slammed Ashutosh with similar allegations.
"Mohenjo Daro" was one of the most awaited flicks of the year and was expected to be a box office hit. However, the Hrithik Roshan-starrer bombed, both critically and commercially. With tough competition from "Rustom," the film faded away at the box office without even recovering its production cost.
The film also featured Pooja Hegde as the female lead and Kabir Bedi played the main antagonist. On the other side, Akshay Kumar's "Rustom" was also criticised for certain factual errors. The film was about 1959 Nanavati murder case and a number of mistakes in the film had been pointed out.
Producer Neeraj Pandey had expressed discontent on the basic goof-ups. "The fact is that Tinu Suresh Desai worked hard on the film. Shital and I are careful to not get basic facts wrong. That's why we had on board an ex-Navy officer to look at the details. But somewhere it slipped. That irks me," the producer had told Mid-Day.