Ashutosh Gowariker’s ‘Mohenjo Daro’ continues to garner international accolades. After being named the closing film for the 69th Locarno International Film Festival and receiving a phenomenal response, now the 45th Annual Conference on South Asia, which is held in Madison, Wisconsin, will also be screening ‘Mohenjo Daro’ on October 23. The conference is the leading annual scholarly meeting in the US for scholars of South Asian studies, attracting over 700 participants from around the world, to participate in various panels on archaeology.
In regards to this screening Ashutosh says, “When the Conference Chair Ms. Mitra Sharafi connected with me requesting permission to screen ‘Mohenjo Daro’ at their Annual Conference, I felt honoured and humbled. I thank Dr. Jonathan Mark Kenoyer, a leading archaeologist who has spent over 30 years studying the Mohenjo Daro and Harappa sites for supporting the film and sharing his knowledge.” Dr. Mark Kenoyer and his team had visited Mumbai to provide Ashutosh with all the archaeological findings in the early stages of preproduction of the film. They even visited the set in Bhuj to see its construction and look at all the props that would be used in the film.