Failed in history, still like telling untold stories: Ashutosh
"I never remember dates. I failed in history..I had no connection with geography. I get drawn to untold stories," Gowariker told reporters at a promotional event of his upcoming period drama "Mohenjo Daro" here.
"What this (referring to Mohenjo Daro and Indus Valley civilisation) city or society would be like I don't know. It excites me to tell a story of that era," he said.
From his first film "Lagaan," the 52-year-old filmmaker has always preferred to set his movies in the eras one only reads about in history books.
"Mohenjo Daro," set in the Indus Valley civilisation, is his second collaboration with actor Hrithik Roshan post "Jodha Akbar".
"It fascinates me what happened there, who were the people and how they have lived. I am happy I made this film. I hope I have done justice," he added.
The "Swades" helmer said he believes in doing extensive research for his projects, which is the reason that there is a
gap between release of his films.
"I do extensive research on my films be it for 'Lagaan', or 'Jodha Akbar', so there is a gap between my films. These are special films. I was waiting for Hrithik to come on board for this film. Despite all the ups and downs, I am glad 'Mohenjo Daro' happened," he added.
On the title of the film, Gowariker said he used the popular name the way it was written by the archaeologists.