The release of Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s Padmavat on January 25 has caused other Indian filmmakers and production houses reshuffling the release dates of their films.
The latest film to arrive in the theatres later than scheduled is Sudhir Mishra’s Daas Dev. Mishra’s adaptation of Sarat Chandra Chattopadhyay’s Devdas, starring Rahul Bhat, Aditi Rao Hydari and Richa Chadha, was planned for February 16. Now it will be released on March 2.
Stating his support for Padmavat, whose release seemed doubtful owing to protests from right-wing outfits, Mishra said in a statement: “The entire team is thrilled with the news of the official release of Padmavat. We have all rooted in this decision and as a fraternity are happy the film is coming to theatres soon. So in lieu of that and to ensure our film too receives its share, we considered and finalised the push to March 2. Now we are all gearing up for the new date and will put it all energies towards it.”
March 2 is also the day Anushka Sharma’s home production Pari will be released. The Prosit Roy-directed horror film was initially supposed to be out on February 9. Other Hindi films, including Tarun Mansukhani’s Drive and Vishal Pandya’s Hate Story 4, as well as the Hollywood film Red Sparrow, are scheduled for a March 2 release.
Neeraj Pandey’s thriller Aiyaary, starring Sidharth Malhotra and Manoj Bajpayee, was at first scheduled to clash with R Balki’s Pad Man on January 26. it is now being released on February 9 alongside Luv Ranjan’s comedy Sonu Ke Titu Ki Sweety.