Bollywood Blind Item – February 2019 – 18
This is either the second or third time that there has been a blind item about this film. At this point, it is clear that they are having second thoughts about this film. Seriously though, why did they go ahead with it? Even when it was announced with these two in it, it sounded like a bad idea. The male actor needs to get himself together. He looks lethargic and seeing him onscreen or even on TV makes us lethargic. He doesn’t look like he is in it anymore, he looks like on auto-pilot.
We don’t know whether the production house signed these two up together after they were already signed for their previous film or after. If it is after they were signed for their previous film, then that’s just a bad step. Why would they do that? It is an overkill. These two are not Shah Rukh and Kajol, it’s not like the audience is dying to see them together.
Since this film comes from a huge production house, they are going to release it. Just they won’t spend that much money to promote film. At least, release the trailer first then we can see which direction the film will go. Strangely, both Kebab Jo’s production and this one have one film each that they are having second thoughts about. ‘Drive’ was supposed to be released by Dharma since last year, but nothing has happened yet. They keep changing the release dates and postponing the trailer launch.
It’s the same for this film as well. See, when you set out to make a film, the release date is booked first. Every time, the release date changes, the producer has to pay to settle for another date. So the more they keep on changing the dates, the more money they have to fork out. But that aside, there is the whole planning on when to release the film. Maybe they can release it during festival season. It might work out if the big film is already fully booked, then people can go see this one.
Just release the trailer already. Check out the blind item below from Mumbai Mirror. By the way, doesn’t the title of this film sound a lot like the title of Farah Khan and Boman Irani’s film?
NEWS isn’t good from one of the leading film production houses around. One of their upcoming films, a cop-drama, has been delayed for the third time. The film top-lining two actors who have been long awaiting a hit to their names was to release long back in 2018, before being pushed to the end of 2018 and then the summer of 2019, but still shows no signs of release. We hear the producers aren’t too happy with the rushes and are (well!) afraid of spending more money marketing it.
Film Production House: Yash Raj
Two Actors: Parineeti Chopra and Arjun Kapoor
Movie: Sandeep Aur Pinky Faraar
The film was earlier slated for release on March 1 this year, but the release date has been shifted again. Sources inform that YRF wants a targeted marketing and distribution campaign for the same. The film of this genre and grain definitely needs a clean run at the box-office and with two films — Sonchiriya and Luka Chuppi — already coming on March 1, the makers are looking at an alternate release date for the same.
“It is a fully multiplex film and it is a thriller. It definitely needs a clean release period. Now, two films are releasing on March 1 and both are urban, multiplex films targeting similar theatre-going audience set. It doesn’t make sense to have a three-way clash and YRF is thinking about other release dates for the film. A clean and clear run will benefit the film tremendously and YRF has to look at the release schedule closely to arrive at a decision,” reveals a trade source.