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John Abraham bows out of clash with Anushka Sharma’s Pari, Parmanu to release on April 6

To avoid a clash with Anushka Sharma’s Pari, the release date of John Abraham’s Parmanu has been shifted for the fourth time. It will now hit theatres on April 6.

bollywood Updated: Feb 03, 2018 12:37 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times
John Abraham,Anushka Sharma,Parmanu
John Abraham plays the lead role in Parmanu.

Avoiding a clash with Anushka Sharma’s horror film, Pari, the release date of John Abraham-starrer Parmanu- The Story of Pokhran has been shifted from March 2 to April 6. Pari will hit theatres on March 2.

This is the fourth time that the release date for Parmanu has been shifted. Initially slated to hit theatres on December 15, the release date was changed to February 9 when Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s Padmaavat was scheduled to hit screens on December 1. After Padmaavat got January 25 as a new release date, Parmanu was again shifted to March 2 when Neeraj Pandey’s Aiyaary and Akshay Kumar’s Padman postponed their releases to February 9.

Directed by Abhishek Sharma, Parmanu stars Diana Penty and Boman Irani along with John. The story of Parmanu is based on the nuclear tests conducted at Pokhran in May 1998. It was India’s second nuclear test; the first one was conducted in 1974. Talking about the subject of Parmanu, John had said earlier: “Nuclear power is never always used for negative purposes and that’s what we have shown in our film. There was a no first use policy and it’s quite and intriguing subject and interesting film, and we are very proud to be a part of it.”

While the premise of the film is based on true events, the characters are fictitious.

Pari is Anushka’s third venture as a producer and also stars Parambrata Chatterjee, Rajat Kapoor and Ritabhari Chakraborty. Directed by Prosit Roy, Pari is slated to be released on March 2.

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First Published: Feb 03, 2018 12:36 IST