Director : Ashutosh Gowariker
Cast : Raju Patel, Pramatesh Mehta, Sonu Sood, Parth Dave, Amin Hajee, Jassi Singh Walia, Rajesh Vivek, Ila Arun, Sudhanshu Hakku, Digvijay, Surendra Pal, Balraj, Suhasini Mulay, Raza Murad, Pramod Moutho, Amitabh Bachchan, Hrithik Roshan, Kulbhushan Kharbanda, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Punam S. Sinha, Visswa Badola, Shaji Choudhary, Manava Naik, Disha Vakani, Abeer Abrar, Indrajit Sarkar, Aman Dhaliwal, Nikitin Dheer, Tejpal Singh Rawat, Gurmeet Singh, Poonam Sinha, Rucha Vaidya, Bharat Kumar
Jodhaa Akbar Trivia
There were several protests against film maker Ashutosh Gowariker’s magnum opus Jodhaa Akbar staring Hrithik Roshan and Aishwarya Rai Bachchan as an outfit in Rajashthan felt that depicting Jodha as Akbar’s wife was not correct.
The movie Jodhaa Akabr has 12 songs all of which are composed by A. R. Rahman
There was a lot of speculation on the title of the film. Earlier it was called Jodha Akbar, Akbar Jodha, etc. The final title was then locked as Jodhaa Akbar.
Nitin Desai has recreated the Sheesh Mahal with as many as 1 million glass pieces. Nitin Desai is also the Art Director of the film.
This is the 3rd film in a row where A. R. Rahman will score the music of Ashutosh Gowariker's film. Earlier A. R. Rahman had scored the music for Lagaan and Swades before Jodhaa Akbar.
While shooting in Sambhar (Faloti village) in June, sandstorms would occur at intervals of half hour. The unit could see the sandstorm coming 2-3 minutes away and they would only stop when it was half a minute a way, then immediately take cover and then come back to shoot as soon as the storm would pass. This would happen every half hour. Hritik Roshan was a part of that sequence ? Ajmer sharif scene.
There is an elephant taming sequence, a brief glimpse of which audiences have seen in the promo. In order to acquaint himself with the elephant and strike a comfort level, Hrithik Roshan used to travel to Karjat on days when he was not shooting, just to spend time with the elephant and feed her bananas at lunch. He called him Sweety pie and she would recognize his voice and his cologne.
Sword Fighting- While Hrithik Roshan and Sonu Sood would be struggling to get it right at times, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan would just relax in the tent and then come out and do the action like pro leaving all the others zapped.
When Punamji used to come with family, she used to come with Sindhi food for everyone on sets. But the assistants are still waiting for the sindhi kadhi that she promised to them.
Rajesh Vivek, who plays Chugtai Khan, used to say poetry to the horse while preparing for the scene where Akbar and his entourage enter Amer for the first time, post his marriage to Jodhaa.
Hrithik Roshan had a very "filmy" horse. The horse used to know what words like action meant and so when she heard action, she would take off, even if the scene required her to be stationary. Hence the crew would use other words instead of action to avoid the horse taking off. The names of his horses were Chandni and Superman.
During the first schedule in Rajasthan, the dressing of extras would begin at 5am and take 4.5 hours to complete the task. All these extras were Rajasthani's who knew no English at all, yet during the course of the shooting, they started learning words like first pass, second pass, action, etc. They were extremely well behaved and not like villagers but rather became like junior actors.
Ila Arun plays the character of Maham Anga which is a stark contrast her personality. Hence after each shot, she would feel terribly shy while very stern while in character.