The aftershocks of Padmavati’s sudden removal from its release date on December 1 can be felt all the way to Farhan Akhtar and Ritesh Sidhwani’s Excel Entertainment, the bountiful production house whose latest film Fukrey 2, a sequel to their 2013 sleeper hit Fukrey has been preponed from December 15 to December 8.
Explains Ritesh Sidhwani, “It was always meant to be 8 December. Even our teaser said 8th. But we moved up as Padmavati was shifted to December 1 and we needed a 2-week gap.Now that there is no movie on the 1st we are going back to out original plan of releasing on 8th.”
Fukrey 2 is not the only film planning to make use of the space provided by the exclusion of Padmavati from the December schedule. Other films slated for early 2018 are also planning to rush into December.