Ashutosh Gowariker's magnum opus will open worldwide on January 25, 2008. The publicity of the film has just about begun with ‘look-alikes' of the Emperor and his Queen read Hrithik Roshan and Aishwarya Rai - making surprise appearances at various multiplexes across the country.
Explaining the postponement, a source associated with the film, said, "Ashutosh was aware that Jodhaa Akbar wouldn't be ready for release on October 12. But he kept harping on that date so that the post-production work wouldn't slow down. The shooting was wrapped up earlier this month with a song picturised on Hrithik and Aishwarya with about 2500 dancers."
There are several special effects in the historical which are being executed by Tata Elixi, which also did Dhoom 2. Denying reports that A R Rahman is taking time to create the background, the source says, "Rahman began creating the background music at the right time. He has committed a date to Ashutosh and he will deliver on time."
The film trailer of the costume drama will be launched later this month. Apparently, Gowariker is also planning to release a book on the magnum opus, a fortnight before the film's premiere.