Ashutosh Gowariker returns to acting after more than a decade with the Marathi film, Ventilator, produced by Priyanka Chopra, reports a tabloid. It was director Rajesh Mapuskar’s idea to rope in the filmmaker as an actor.

Rajesh who made his directorial debut with Ferrari Ki Sawaari is quoted saying, “He (Ashu) couldn’t believe it when I told him that I had written the character with him in mind. I wanted an actor with no baggage, but someone tall, with a personality.” At that time Gowariker was busy with the shoot of Mohenjo Daro.

It was when his period film was in post production that Gowariker agreed to shoot for the Marathi film, which is a hospital drama.