Clash of two biggies is well known phenomenon in Bollywood from long time. It is mainly due to en-cashing a better release date to do big business at ticket counters. Now this phenomenon is again set to happen if makers of both Mohenjo Daro and Shivaay stick to their release dates of 22nd January, 2016. Ajay Devgn is going to produce, direct and act in his upcoming next Shivaay and they have booked the release date for Republic Day weekend 2016. But soon Ashutosh Gowarikar also announced his latest magnum opus Mohenjo Daro release on same date.
Yes, Bollywood is growing, screenings are increasing and so does the ticket prices. But a clash between Big Budget and Medium Budget film is ok. But is it feasible to have two big shots gunning for each other on same day even if big National Holiday weekend is on cards. Remember so much of bad blood in open last time when Jab Tak Hai Jaan and Son of Sardaar clashed on same day resulting and affecting may be both the films as far as opening is concerned. What we know a good film whether there is clash or no clash will do good business. But that film opening is hampered, when there is so much potential. Hope one of the makers later on moves away and better sense prevail. Otherwise, it will be treat for audiences to pick and choose the product.
Now coming to both the films. 'Mohenjo Daro' is a Period Love Saga starring Hrithik Roshan and beautiful Pooja Hegde who will be debuting with the film. Hrithik is absolutely suited for the role and that's why Ashutosh is extremely excited about casting him. As for Pooja, she was a former Miss India Second Runners Up, and also a model turned actress down south. She has done few films in Tamil and Telugu. Mohenjo Daro is Gowarikar's next magnum opus and set in times of Indus Valley Civilisation. Film sets are massive and will be one of the costliest film till date.
On other side Ajay Davgn Films are going to produce 'Shivaay' which is an action packed film set in Mumbai today. Ajay will again done director's hat for the film and will play one of the central characters in the film. Film will be co-produce by Eros International.