Big banners and the big stars they have in their films have made it a practice to book their release dates well in advance. But then there are times, more often than not, when these films fail to hit theatres on their scheduled dates. And that seems to be the case with Akshay Kumar’s next film GOLD. Producers Farhan Akhtar and Ritesh Sidhwani, and director Reema Kagti had booked Kumar’s favoured Independence Day date for the release this year.
However, rumour has it that some work is still left on the film and it might be postponed from August 15. While it may be an issue for them to find another good Friday this year, a bigger issue will be faced by the industry as the release date of all the other films around that time will go haywire, which usually happens when a big film shifts. Let’s wait and see what happens when other filmmakers looking for a release get a whiff of this.