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Prabhas Makes Way For Aamir Khan
Aamir Khan’s next opus Laal Singh Chaddha has been plagued by problems ever since it began productions. One now hears it has gone steeply over-budget and is way behind schedule .
The films’s release has been announced and postponed several times. It was to ‘finally’ release on 14 April 2021. But a lot of the post-production work including the intricate special affects remain incomplete. The film has now been shifted to 11 August , 2022: the date that was originally set aside for Om Raut’s Ramayan-retake Adipursh featuring Prabhas as Rama and Saif Ali Khan as Ravan.
Aamir personally requested the Adipurush producers to vacate the 11 August slot which , if we think about it, is really not fair, considering the number of times the release of Laal Singh Chaddha has been postponed.
Anyway the new release date for Adipurush is 12 January, 2023 which is a really long wait for a film that is complete and ready for release.
Incidentally Adipurush is being vitalized into a 3D format to communicate a unique theatrical appeal. However films converted into 3D after the COVID to lure the audience back, have not done well, for example Akshay Kumar’s Bell Bottom. Even the James Bond Daniel Craig finale No Time To Die failed in the 3D format in India.