Ashutosh Gowariker's long-awaited 'Jodhaa Akbar' went under the knife, again, because the movie is just too long. At present, the new version has two songs edited out, one of which was a qawwali sung by AR Rehman, the music director for the movie.
Gowariker has a reputation for making long movies. 'Lagaan' was
almost four hours long, and 'Swades' was three and a half hours long.
In more recent times, there is a lot of criticism for the way a movie
is presented, and the director did not want any of that. According to
the source, the final cut, so far, is three and a half hours. The movie
is slated for a January 25 release, and the promos are already on air.