Seldom do we see mainstream Bollywood films making the rounds of renowned international film festivals. Last year, Bajrangi Bhaijaan and Baahubali were the select few Indian films to be screened at the Busan Film Festival.
This time around, Ashutosh Gowariker's period drama, Mohenjo Daro, starring Hrithik Roshan and Pooja Hegde will be the closing film of the 69th Locarno Film Festival - one of Europe's highly acclaimed and widely-attended film festivals.
"We are honoured and humbled that Mohenjo Daro has been selected for screening at the closing night ceremony at Piazza Grande section of the prestigious festival. We are extremely thrilled that the film will be showcased to the European audience as part of the closing day gala," said Amrita Pandey, vice president - Studios, Disney India, in an official statement.
The festival will take place from 3 to 13 August at Piazza Grande in South Switzerland. Mohenjo Daro is the first Indian film set in the pre-historic era. The movie is slated to release across the globe on 12 August, 2016.