Co-producer of Akshay Kumar's Rustom, Nitin Keni while interacting with a leading daily revealed that he was in talks with the director of Mohenjo Daro, Ashutosh Gowariker to negotiate the release date of their film.
"As of now, it's still 12 August. We announced the date first. Yes, we have been talking to Ashutosh Gowarikar (producer-director of Mohenjo Daro) but there's been no decision taken on changing the date. They haven't even begun their promotions yet," said Keni.
However, an official statement released by Ashutosh Gowariker's spokesperson reads that the director has not spoken to the team of Rustom and Mohenjo Daro will release on 12 August 2016 as scheduled.
The statement reads:
Dear Members Of The Press,
This is a clarification in regards to recent media reports that Ashutosh Gowariker has been spoken to by another production house about the release date of his upcoming film, Mohenjo Daro. As the spokesperson of Ashutosh Gowariker Productions, I would like to clarify that he has not been spoken to and that there is no change in the release date of Mohenjo Daro. As officially announced more than a year ago, on 15th January 2015, the film will release on 12th August 2016.
There is a specific promotional plan in place for our film and our campaign will begin as scheduled by our team for the same.
Directed by Ashutosh Gowariker, presented by UTV Motion Pictures and Ashutosh Gowariker Productions, and produced by Siddharth Roy Kapur and Sunita Gowariker, Mohenjo Daro stars Hrithik Roshan and introduces Pooja Hegde along with Kabir Bedi and Arunoday Singh