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Why Aamir Khan delayed Talaash release

Prashant Singh, Hindustan Times  Mumbai, March 15, 2012
First Published: 10:51 IST(15/3/2012) | Last Updated: 14:17 IST(4/5/2012)

Actor Aamir Khan has pushed the release of his upcoming film, Talaash, to concentrate on his maiden TV show, Satyamev Jayate, after a fire broke out on the latter’s sets in January this year. The psychological thriller directed by Reema Kagti is now likely to hit theatres only towards the end of the year.

Aamir’s initial plan was to launch his show around May before getting involved with the promotions and subsequent release of the film. “We faced a major setback when the fire broke out on the sets in Madh Island. We had to rebuild the entire set. As a result, Satyamev Jayate has been delayed,” says Aamir, adding that the show will now start around June.

If the makers of Talaash had stuck to the original plan of releasing the film on June 1, the projects would have clashed, which is something Aamir didn’t want.
“Talaash is a special film for all of us including Farhan (Akhtar), Ritesh (Sidhwani) and Reema (Kagti). After my TV show’s delay, we discussed the matter and felt that we should give the film the clear window that it deserves. Now, we might release Talaash on November 30 or December 7,” explains Aamir, who turned 47 on Wednesday.

This year, the actor, who is usually known to spend his birthday away from the limelight, didn’t get too much time for himself. “Since I am shooting for the TV show today, unfortunately, I won’t be able to celebrate it with the family,” the actor said on Wednesday.

As for progress on his TV show, Aamir just returned from a week-long tour of India. He had travelled to Rajasthan, Kashmir, Kerala, Delhi, Punjab and several North-Eastern states among other places, over the past few days. “I’m really excited about both my show and Talaash,” says Aamir, who is currently canning the episodes at Yash Raj studios. Satyamev Jayate will be telecast on Star Plus over a period of 13 weeks.

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