Hrithik Roshan, who has been shooting for Ashutosh Gowariker's period drama "Mohenjo Daro" for a few months now, has put the shoot on hold.

According to reports, Hrithik is suffering from chronic backache and has taken a week off to recover from his illness.

"The ongoing schedule on the city outskirts had to be called off as Hrithik is not keeping well. He had been shooting non-stop for the film and has done some challenging stunts despite the shoulder injury he sustained a few months ago. But now chronic backache has forced him to take some time off from the shoot," a source told Bollywood Life.

"So, he will most likely resume shooting on Monday. The major schedule of the film is yet to be shot and for that, the makers need him to be completely fit and are willing to wait for him to get better," added the source.

Last year, the "Bang Bang" actor underwent a major brain surgery after he suffered injury during one of the shoots of the film.

Ashutosh's mega-budget film "Mohenjo Daro" is a love story that dates back to 26th century BC. The film's action sequences are said to be along the lines of Hollywood standards. Glen Boswell, who choreographed stunts for films like "The Matrix", is training the "Bang Bang" star for some power-packed stunts.

The period drama has new comer Pooja Hedge opposite the honey-eyed actor and will hit theatres on 12 August, 2016.