Uncertainty for ‘Pad Man’, ‘Pari’ prevails as ‘Padmavati’ release rumours float

By Subhash K. Jha
Mumbai, Jan 4  With speculation on the release date of Sanjay Leela Bhansalis “Padmavati” — January 26 and February 9 — going around, the producers of the other films lined up for release in the last week of January and the first two weeks of February are anxious.


Prernaa Arora, the co-producer “Pad Man”, which will open on January 26, and “Pari”, which is slated to hit the screens on February 9, feels it would be foolhardy to release her films on the same day as “Padmavati”, which might release as “Padmavat”.

“The curiosity level to see ‘Padmavati’ has increased to a hysterical point now. Whenever it opens it is going to be an instant crowdpuller. Any film released on the same day would have to take the brunt of the ‘Padmavati’ wave,” said Arora.

With two release dates for “Padmavati” being put forward, Arora is now in a dilemma.


However, a source dismisses all rumours regarding the release date.

“There is no clarity on the release date of ‘Padmavati’ yet. The director and his producers are yet to take a call on when to release the film,” said the source.


(Subhash K. Jha can be reached at jhasubh@gmail.com)