Shoot Out At Lokhandwala and Cheeni Kum both starring Amitabh Bachchan are set to release on May 25th. When Kishore and Sunil Lulla of Eros Entertainment, the distributors of Cheeni Kum, realized that their film is going to release the same day as Sanjay Gupta’s Shoot Out At Lokhandwala they approached Amitabh Bachchan and requested him to have a word with the Shoot Out makers and ask if the film’s release could be postponed.
Sanjay Gupta politely declined the distributor’s request because he said that the theatres for Shootout had been booked for two months and could not be pushed back. Especially with the upcoming release of big films like Pirates Of the Caribbean: At World’s End and Firoz A Nadiadwala’s Fool N Final, postponing the release would worsen his situation if they were all released at the same time.
Though two Amitabh Bachchan films being released on the same day do make many nervous they are of different genres. Ramesh Sippy, the distributor of Shoot Out, said “One is an action flick while the other is a romantic comedy. Hence, one won’t influence the other.”
We look forward to seeing both of these keenly awaited films!