Ashutosh Gowariker is back on television with his show titled Everest that is soon to go on air on Star Plus. The launch of the promo and poster of Everest was launched yesterday, September 16, 2014 amidst a lot of fan fair.
Glenn Baretto and Ankush Mohla, who once directed Ashutosh Gowariker in the television series Woh, would be co-directing Everest. The show is about the struggle of a daughter, who in order to gain her father’s acceptance decides to climb the highest mountain of the world – Mount Everest.
“I was intrigued by mountaineers and always used to think what they felt after reaching the peak of any mountain. Now, I know it’s the inner satisfaction that they get. The main story is to climb the Everest. The different camps at various levels, the first frostbite, the high blood pressure and also the entry to the death zone.” stated Ashutosh Gowariker, who has been a part of some successful televisions shows in the past.
The show is not only about the female protagonist as each and every character has inner conflicts which they will deal with during the journey of our serial.” added Ashutosh Gowariker.
The cast of the show is comparatively new apart from two big names Milind Gunanji and Rajat Kapoor. Ashutosh Gowariker said the main criteria for the actors to be a part of the show was their fitness regime.
“The first thing which I looked into was the age of the actors and their physical fitness. All of them had to go through an altitude test because physically you might be fit but mentally you may not be that strong in that higher altitude.” stated the talented filmmaker.
Touted as the most ambitious television project, Everest shall have music maestro A.R. Rahman, compose tracks for the show.
“Venturing into television was on my mind for a couple of years. Ashutosh came to me with the concept which was so intriguing. It is a very good start for me,” said A.R. Rahman at the launch.
Everest has been written by Mitali Mahajan and the makers have collaborated with Nehru Institute Of Mountaineering and have shot at the peaks of Uttarakhand and Nepal.
Here’s wishing team Everest all the best.
Ashutosh Gowariker is back on television with his show titled Everest that is soon to go on air on Star Plus. The launch of the promo and poster of Ev...1.5