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Akshay Kumar has announced to delay the release of his movie ‘Padman’ because of the clashing release date with long-awaited ‘Padmaavat’. His movie will now release on February 9th, 2018. The movies were slated to release on January 25th and 26th.
“My film was going to come on January 25, and Padmaavat was also releasing on the same date. I was rehearsing for Filmfare Awards, and Bhansali sir came there and said I have done a lot of films with him, and if I can move my film. See, we are one family and I can understand he has gone through a lot. He has put a lot of money and the studio people have put a lot of money,” Akshay said.
“I would want Padmaavat to release solo and would like to wish him luck”. Akshay Kumar and Sanjay Leela Bhansali both addressed a joint press conference in which Bhansali expressed his gratitude towards Akshay Kumar.
“I requested Akshay if he can shift the film because he is such a big star and our troubles might have increased if we would have released the film together. He knows all our troubles, so he didn’t even take two minutes and said, ‘Whatever you want, however you want, I am with you’,” Bhansali stated.
When asked why Padman had to shift its release date, Akshay Kumar said: “They have a reason to release it this time. It is essential for them to release it as quickly as possible. So I understand that. The point is it’s not about fighting or clashing”.
He further added they might have shared 5000 cinemas on the same day. But understand the high stakes of Bhansali’s movie.
We both (the films) can easily come on this date because the business will still happen. There are around 5,000 theatres and we both can share it, but at the moment, the stake of their film is much higher than mine.”
Later Deepika Padukone and other team members too expressed their gratitude to Akshay Kumar.
Protestors recently sent in applications to Prime Minister Modi himself to ban the release of ‘Padmaavat’ under section 6 of the Cinematography Act. Founder and patron of Shri Rajput Karni Sena Lokendra Singh Kalvi said that the film needs to be banned and also mentioned that nearly 2000 women have registered their names to kill themselves if the movie gets released.
Even though the date has been decided it will be interesting to see if this new appeal to the PM himself will prevent the movie’s release or not.