With single screen theatres being forced to opt for Mohenjo Daro, will Rustom’s chances be limited in single screen theatres?

By Manishaa R

The clash between the Akshay Kumar starrer Rustom and the Hrithik Roshan starrer, Mohenjo Daro was being seen as an epic Independence week clash this year but as of now the inevitable truth is that it is the screen count for the two films will finally decide their fate at the box-office. The latest on the two films is that the battle lines have been drawn between the two distributors with single screen theatres being reportedly forced to give more number of shows to Mohenjo Daro, due to an earlier three-film deal signed by the exhibitors with the producers Disney UTV. Apparently these exhibitors were not aware that Rustom would come up for release on the same day, when they worked out the deal. The big question is whether single screen theatres will now back out of the deal and go for Rustom. This problem was also experienced during the big clash between Bajirao Mastani and Dilwale, when exhibitors who were prevented from releasing Dilwale due to an earlier agreement, had gone to court against Eros, after which the sessions court had ruled in their favour. However it was Bajirao Mastani that eventually scored over Dilwale at the Indian box-office.