Hrithik Roshan
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The release date of Hrithik Roshan-starrer "Mohenjo Daro" has not been changed. The period drama is indeed releasing during the Independence Day.

Reports are doing the rounds the release date of Hrithik's "Mohenjo Daro" will be swapped with "Dangal," as Aamir Khan wants to release his film during Independence Day. "Dangal" is slated for Christmas release, but Aamir wants to advance the release date, as the film is high on patriotism.

These reports gave rise to the speculations that to avoid the clash with Aamir's "Dangal," the release of "Mohenjo Daro" will be pushed to year-end, i.e. during the Christmas holidays. However, director Ashutosh Gowariker's wife Sunita confirmed that "Mohenjo Daro" is indeed releasing Aug. 12, 2016.

In one of her recent Twitter interactions, a fan asked Sunita about the release, to which she replied, " August 12, 2016, #AskSunitaGowariker"

Also, a daily report that the team is working towards finishing the movie even though Hrithik is not shooting for the film. Hrithik suffered an injury while shooting for the film and was advised to take five weeks of rest. However, only a few days of the shoot has been left, and they will finish it as soon as the actor resumes shooting.

"Ashutosh has only a few days of shoot left with the actor and then the film is a wrap. With Hrithik on a break, Ashu is busy in the edit room putting the film together. Once the actor comes back from Spain he will finish Mohenjo Daro and then move on to his next project that is being produced by his father Rakesh Roshan," a source told the Asian Age.

So if Aamir releases his film during Independence Day, then it will be the second biggest clash of 2016 as both the movies are made on a grand scale and feature Bollywood's biggest superstars. The first big clash of 2016 is between Salman Khan's "Sultan" and Shah Rukh Khan's "Raees." Salman and Shah Rukh's movies are both set to be released on Eid 2016.