R Balki’s eagerly awaited Pad Man has suddenly got a new release date. Instead of January 26 it will now release on January 25.
So what happened?
According to a source very close to the film the normally unruffledAkshay Kumar, whose wife Twinkle turns producer with Pad Man got rattled by the Padmavat(i) factor.
Says the source, “Akshay heard the rumour floating in the trade about Padmavati now censored and rechristened Padmavat , being released on January 26. Akshay immediately called an emergency meeting of his team and decided to prepone his release, his reasoning—and a correct one at that—being that at least Pad Man would have the intial advantage during the Republic Day weekend.”
While Pad Man readies for a preponed release, the reports ofPadmavat(i)’s release on January 26 remain unconfirmed by the film’s producers.
According to an informed source it seems unlikely that Padmavatcan release in January.
“The producers have not even re-submitted the film to the CBFCwith the changes .Then the whole new campaign with the new title has to be initiated. January is unlikely, even February is a stretch,” says the source.