Mohenjo Daro action poster
Fans will see Hrihtik Roshan in action mode in "Mohenjo Daro." Pictured: "Mohenjo Daro" action posterPR Handout

The makers of "Mohenjo Daro" have released a new poster of the film and it shows Hrithik Roshan in action mode. Scheduled to be released on Aug. 12, the film will introduce a fresh on-screen romantic pair of Hrithik and Pooja Hegde.

In the new poster, Hrithik is seen in his action avatar, fighting his opponents. The scene shown in the poster was also present in the trailer, which was released some time ago. Hrithik plays the character of Sarman and Pooja's character is called Chaani. The trailer showed that Hrithik goes to the historic place of Mohenjo Daro and eventually realises that he has a deep connection with the place.

While the trailer showed glimpses of the romance brewing between Hrithik and co-star Pooja Hegde, the action sequences also proved to be the talking point. Produced by Siddharth Roy Kapur and Sunita Gowariker, "Mohenjo Daro" has been selected for screening at the 69th Locarno Film Festival, which will be held from Aug. 3 to13.

Fans are eagerly waiting for the Ashutosh Gowariker directorial to be released as Hrithik will appear on-screen after two years. The film is also in news due to the reports of intimate scenes between the lead actors.

The film, which is touted to be an action-romance, is set in the pre-historic era and has a lot of sequences of hand to hand combat, instead of VFX generated action. Hollywood stunt co-coordinator Glenn Boswell, who has worked on films like "Titanic," "The Matrix" and "The Hobbit," choreographed action sequences in "Mohenjo Daro."

It is said that the movie's action visuals are in demand. In a statement, Amrita Pandey, VP - Studios, Disney India, said: "The action in the promos of 'Mohenjo Daro' is being loved across big and small towns. Exhibitors from smaller centres, in fact, have been asking us for more action visuals from the movie. The movie, on one hand, is Hrithik on the big screen after 2 years and showcases him in a never before seen avatar; on the other, it marks the return of the successful combination of Ashutosh Gowariker - Hrithik Roshan- UTV – A.R. Rahman after 'Jodhaa Akbar.' These factors have added to the movie's appeal across centres. In fact we plan to now bring out some footage from the never seen before climax scenes in the movie."

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