Mohenjo Daro Not Forgotten After All. Celebs Tweet For Akshay, Hrithik

Mohenjo Daro Not Forgotten After All. Celebs Tweet For Akshay, Hrithik

Stills from Rustom, Mohenjodaro

Highlights

  • Amitabh Bachchan described Rustom as 'engrossing and gripping'
  • Hrithik Roshan was wished by Varun, Arjun, Farhan on Twitter
  • Rustom, Mohenjo Daro released on August 12
New Delhi: The sand has run out in the timer to the Bollywood smackdown between Akshay Kumar's Rustom and Hrithik Roshan's Mohenjo Daro. As per usual, Twitter was filled with the customary good wishes for each star ahead of Friday - a relief if not for Hrithik, then for his fans because the past week has seen Mohenjo Daro largely ignored as a carefully orchestrated celebrity campaign endorsed Akshay's film.

Amitabh Bachchan, who watched Rustom on Thursday, wore his heart on his sleeve:
 
 

Akshay's wife Twinkle Khanna, actor Rishi Kapoor and Big B's son Abhishek carefully took no sides:
 
 
 
 

Actresses Huma Qureshi, Athiya Shetty and filmmakers Goldie Behl and Nikhil Advani showed love to Akshay on Twitter.
 
 
 
 

Hrithik's Mohenjo Daro was singled out for dedicated love from Varun Dhawan, Farhan Akhtar, Arjun Kapoor, Riteish Deshmukh, Aditi Rao Hydari and Sajid Khan.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

The last few days has seen a massive Rustom Dekho campaign being run by Bollywood. Stars like Salman Khan, Ranveer Singh, Alia Bhatt, Varun Dhawan, Sidharth Malhotra, Sonakshi Sinha and Fawad Khan posted video appeals to their fans to go and watch the film.

Rustom was even wished luck by Rajinikanth, who posted one of his rare tweets addressed to Akshay, his co-star from the Enthiran sequel.

Akshay Kumar's Rustom, which also stars Ileana D'Cruz and Esha Gupta, is based on the Nanavati case which led to landmark judicial reform.

Mohenjo Daro, starring Hrithik Roshan and Pooja Hegde, is set in the era of Indus Valley Civilisation. It has been criticized for historical inaccuracies ever since the release of the film's first poster. Director Ashutosh Gowariker and Hrithik have defended the film. "The director has had to pick one theory and construct this film based on that," Hrithik told NDTV.