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Padmaavat, Padman force shift in Sonu Ke Titu Ki Sweety release date, film to hit theatres on Feb 23

Sonu Ke Titu Ki Sweety was earlier to release on February 9, a date when Padman and Aiyaary are now slated to hit the screens.

bollywood Updated: Jan 22, 2018 09:01 IST
Indo Asian News Service
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Sonu Ke Titu Ki Sweety will now hit theatres on Feb 23.

The makers of Sonu Ke Titu Ki Sweety have announced that the film will now release on February 23 in the wake of the changes in the Bollywood calendar due to the new release dates for Deepika Padukone-starrer Padmaavat and Akshay Kumar’s Padman.

The film was earlier to release on February 9, a date when Padman and Aiyaary are slated to hit the screens.

The makers did not think it was beneficial for anyone if three films of this size release on the same date. So, they decided to postpone it. “We are all aware of the recent developments with regards to release dates. It didn’t seem logical to stick to a Friday so crowded,” Luv Ranjan, writer and director of Sonu Ke Titu Ki Sweety, told IANS.

A new-age love triangle set in Delhi and Uttar Pradesh, the film is produced by T-Series’ Bhushan Kumar, Krishan Kumar and Luv Films’ Luv Ranjan and Ankur Garg. It features Kartik Aaryan, Nushrat Bharucha and Sunny Singh.

The Bollywood calendar got shaken up after Akshay Kumar decided to shift his much-awaited Padman to February 9 from the January 25 date, leaving the pre-Republic Day release window open for a solo release for Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s controversial drama Padmaavat.

When Padmaavat was announced to have a clash with Padman, the makers of Aiyaary had altered its release date from January 25 to February 9.

Now, Padman and Aiyaary will once again be competing at the box office.

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First Published: Jan 22, 2018 09:00 IST