Hrithik Roshan's "Mohenjo Daro" failing to click at the box office may have stronger repercussions on the superstar's career than expected. Apparently, producers are reluctant in investing in his ambitious project "Fighter," which has Siddharth Anand at the helm.
Hrithik will be seen playing an Indian Air Force (IAF) pilot in "Fighter" and the idea of the film is such that it calls for a massive budget. With "Mohenjo Daro" struggling to break even at the box office, producers have apparently been having second thoughts about betting on "Fighter."
"It remains to be seen whether Hrithik's dad Rakesh Roshan will consider coming on board as producer, considering the fact that the next instalment of Krrish is nowhere in sight," a source told DNA.
"Fighter" is expected to roll sometime next year, after Hrithik has wrapped up "Kaabil." The actor hasn't approved of any other projects except Siddharth's.
The filmmaker had narrated a sketchy script of "Fighter" while they were working on "Bang Bang;" Hrithik immediately agreed but the project couldn't be kick-started as they both got busy with their professional commitments.
Wasn't Hrithik in Yash Raj Films' "Thug"?
Hrithik was dropped from the project after he demanded a whopping Rs. 60 crore as fee. Producer-director Aditya Chopra tried negotiating, but the superstar didn't budge.
Also, he didn't seem very keen on profit-sharing deals that superstars like Shah Rukh Khan, Salman Khan, Aamir Khan and such are going for these days. Such deals mean the star gets a percentage of the profit the film makes at the box office, which is risky business.
Rumour has it, Aamir has been roped in for "Thug" and Vijay Krishna Acharya will be directing it.