Hrithik Roshan's much-awaited period drama, Mohenjo Daro, is set to get a wide release in India. The film will release on around 2,600 screens despite its clash with Rustom on 12 August.
In terms of screen-count, the Ashutosh Gowariker directorial has a reasonable lead over the Akshay Kumar film with 2,100 screens.
The period drama has managed to bag such a large number of screens owing to the backing from Disney UTV. The Hrithik Roshan-film has been sold to the individual distributors as a part of four-film contract, which includes The Jungle Book, Baaghi, Mohenjo Daro and Dangal.
The deal has enabled Mohenjo Daro to bag all major single screens in India, leaving Rustom with only the multiplexes.
The show ratio at multiplexes is 50:50. In terms of single screens, the ratio is 80:20 in favour of Mohenjo Daro.
The advance booking for both, Rustom and Mohenjo Daro, kick-started on 10 August. However, neither film has generated the expected response. While Rustom is currently leading at the ticket window, the opening day numbers will depend on the spot booking.