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Ashutosh Gowariker's period movie, "Mohenjo Daro" starring Hrithik Roshan that is slated to release on 12 August 2016, was supposed to clash with Ajay Devgn starrer "Badshaho" at the box office.

However, the makers of "Badshaho" have now opted to release the film on 12 March, three months ahead of the Hrithik starrer.

Confirming the reports, "Badshaho" director Milan Luthria, told Mid-Day: "We were planning to start the shoot later, but now we have Ajay's dates from August to October. Bhushan Kumar and I are jointly producing this film, which is an emotional drama with a lot of humour and action. We will be shooting in India and abroad."

However, the buzz is that the maker of Devgn starrer has changed the release date so as to avoid clash with the mega budget film "Mohenjo Daro".

But Luthria said: "It's not uncommon for two big films to release on the same day. But the August 12 date was picked keeping in mind that we would shoot till March 2016. Now that we will wrap it up by October, there is no point waiting so long."

Devgn, who was supposed to start rolling the cameras for his directorial "Shivaay" this year, has apparently shelved the film and will now start shooting for Luthria's "Badshaho". With this film, Devgn and Luthria will reunite after "Kachche Dhaage", "Chori Chori" and "Once Upon A Time In Mumbai".

Meanwhile, the shooting of Roshan's "Mohenjo Daro" is going on in full swing in Bhuj, Gujarat. The film is a love story that dates back to 26th century BC. The "Bang Bang" star will be seen romancing newcomer Pooja Hedge in the film.