After the success of Lagaan, Ashutosh Gowariker started experimenting with different topics rather than making and following the same trend. He decided to rope in Aishwarya for Jodhaa Akbar and paired her opposite Hritik Roshan. Although, Jodhaa Akbar did average at the box office it was the performance of Hritik and Aishwarya that gained popularity. After that Ashutosh decided to rope in another member from the Bachchan family and he launched Abhishek in Khelein Hum Jee Jaan Sey but unfortunately this historic movie did not make any money and fame for the director.
Now, Ashutosh Gowariker is back again and this time he has decided to rope in Big B, Amitabh Bachchan for the main role. Sharing few details about the movie, Ashutosh Gowariker said that he is going to make a detective thriller for the audience this time and therefore he required someone that can handle the role of experienced detective. He thought about various people but finally settled with Amitabh Bachchan who would suit the role perfectly. He said that Amitabh Bachchan is perfect for the character he is looking for and therefore he has casted him and not just for the promotion factor.
Ashutosh also said that so far he has only selected Amitabh Bachchan for the movie and he is still looking for other people who would fit in the characters he needs. Hence, he cannot reveal anything more about the movie. He said that the casting is still incomplete and only when he has finalized the entire script and casting he will provide details to the media. This is the first time that Ashutosh Gowariker will attempt a detective thriller and it looks like he will be able to do it considering that he has pulled off some really great stories with his directorial talent and experience.