Ashutosh Gowariker announced his next venture with Hrithik Roshan a few months ago titled Mohenjo Daro. Based on the famous Harappan civilization, this period drama will have Hrithik Roshan playing the historic character once again like their previous film Jodhaa Akbar. However, the shooting that was to commence from next month has suffered a set-back.
Of late, Hrithik Roshan was spotted at public appearances and Diwali celebrations with a sling bandage on his right arm and that seems to be the reason for the current delay. Filmmaker Ashutosh Gowariker decided to postpone the shoot of Mohenjo Daro by a few weeks so that lead actor, Hrithik Roshan, can recuperate fully from this injury and be ready for the shoot. Doctors have advised Hrithik a strict six week resting period for his shoulder but Ashutosh has given him an additional three weeks in order to fully heal since the film is physically demanding and challenging, as far as the action sequences are concerned.
Commenting on the same, producer Sunita Gowariker added, “Yes, its true that we have postponed the shoot of Mohenjo Daro. Ashutosh and I both felt that we wanted Hrithik to recuperate fully before beginning the film especially since we plan to start with action sequences. So now we’ll start shooting in the first week of January instead of end November. Hrithik being 100% physically fit is important to us and so shifting the shoot by a few weeks made a lot of sense.”
Mohenjo Daro is an epic love story, set during the Indus Valley Civilization jointly produced by Disney India’s Studio business and Ashutosh Gowariker Production Pvt. Ltd. (AGPPL) The film will mark the debut of model Pooja Hegde who will be seen playing the female lead in this film.