A few months ago, actor Aamir Khan went on record to admit that shooting and fine-tuning his TV show, Satyamev Jayate, had meant that he had little time to focus on Talaash, his upcoming film with Excel Entertainment. He claimed responsibility for the movie’s release being moved from June 1 to November 30, 2012.
Now it has come to light that even composer Ram Sampath is responsible for the Talaash’s almost five-month delay. Director Zoya Akhtar, whose brother Farhan is part owner of the banner, confirms, “Ram is doing the music for Aamir’s TV show and the background score for Talaash. When the show got delayed, we had to push the film forward too.”
Ram and Aamir have spent a lot of time on Satyamev Jayate’s music, which the banner doesn’t seem to mind. Excel’s Ritesh Sidhwani also went on record saying he would welcome the extra time they were getting to make Talaash. Zoya adds, “There was no point in taking a good film and then squeezing its post-production work. Our background score hadn’t even started, so we decided to just push it ahead.”
Picking the right date was not easy. “Every week, there’s a big film coming out at that time of the year,” explains Zoya. Finally, November 20 was chosen, keeping in mind the release dates of Yash Chopra’s untitled directorial comeback, Dabangg 2, Son of Sardar and Khiladi 786.