I'm not doing it for Ash: Big B
Once again, the Big B has taken on more on his cluttured plate than humanly possible. He'll be doing the voice- over as the narrator in Ashutosh Gowariker's Jodhaa-Akbar.
Ask him if he's doing it because of Bahu Aishwarya Rai's presence and the Big B demurs, "No, that's not the reason. I had also done the voice-over for Ashutosh Gowariker's Lagaan. In Jodhaa-Akbar I'll be serving as the narrator."
Ashutosh Gowariker who had to brave the lavish music release on 9 Jan in spite of a bad back says the Big B was the only choice for the narration. "It had to be someone who could convey both the gravity and historicity of the era."
Is Mr Bachchan being brought in because the film's editing needs explanation? "No no not at all," laughs Ashutosh.
"It isn't because of the editing at all. It's just that the historical details need to be punctuated. And who better equipped for the task than Amitji?"