Bang Bang star Hrithik Roshan was all set to embark on his next project – a period drama titled Mohenjo Daro - but an untimely shoulder injury has put the actor on bed-rest and postponed the shoot of his film.

The actor injured himself while working out and has been advised a six-week rest. As a result, filming for his new movie headed by director Ashutosh Gowariker (Jodha Akbar, Lagaan) has been postponed, reports Times of India.

However, the director seems to have taken the delay in his stride. A source close to him told TOI, "Mohenjo Daro is a physically demanding film with some challenging action sequences which will be shot in the first schedule itself. Both Ashutosh and Hrithik being the perfectionists that they are did not want to shoot these scenes with a body double.

Ashutosh has decided to push the shoot to next year so that Hrithik is fighting fit, lean and strong, when he reports on the sets."

Confirming this, producer Sunita Gowariker told Mirror (TOI), "Yes, it is true that we have postponed the shoot of Mohenjo Daro.

Both Ashutosh and I wanted Hrithik to recuperate fully before beginning the film since we plan to start with action sequences. Now we will start shooting in the first week of January. It is important to us that Hrithik is 100 percent fit and shifting the shooting dates by a few weeks makes a lot of sense."