Late superstar Rajesh Khanna's last film Riyasat will be released on his first death anniversary July 18, says director Ashok Tyagi, adding he has finally ironed out all the problems.
File photo: Bollywood's former superstar late Rajesh Khanna was posthumously awarded the Padma Bhushan honour on the eve of the 64th Republic Day. Agencies
Rajesh Khanna, the first superstar of Hindi films who died after a prolonged illness, is known for hits like Aradhana, Kati Patang, Anand, Amar Prem and Aan Milo Sajna.
"Finally, the film will release on Kakaji's first death anniversary on July 18th. We missed his birthday (Dec 29). We faced our own hardships and hiccups and we have overcome those. July 18th is a Thursday, so we will have the premiere on that date," Tyagi told IANS.
Earlier, the film was supposed to come out on Rajesh Khanna's birth anniversary, but there were reports that no distributors was ready to release the movie.
"Now all off a sudden things have changed. I think, it is Kakaji up there who has done some miracle. Now there are people who are ready to put in crores for the film. Now the film will release under all circumstances," said Tyagi.
Riyasat also features Gauri Kulkarni, Aryan Vaid, Aryeman Ramsay and Raza Murad.