The remake of Zanjeer starring Priyanka Chopra and Ram Charan was set to release n 6th September, but reportedly the release has been postponed because Ram’s Telegu film Yevadu has been postponed to a date too close to Zanjeer’s release.
A source revealed to the Times of India that Yevadu, which was to release on the coming Friday, has been pushed to August 21. “Two releases back to back like this will be too much for Ram and he also has to think about Zanjeer’s Telegu version-Thoofan. It will be a chaos for distributors and exhibitors to bring both his films back to back,” added the source.
Zanjeer will now reportedly have a direct clash with Yash Raj’s Shuddh Desi Romance starring Parineeti Chopra and Sushant Singh Rajput, as there was a change of date there too. The source added that this shall require re-thinking, even though Zanjeer is a bigger film than the Maneesh Sharma directorial.
However, director Apoorva Lakhia had a different thing to say. “I know about my film. This week, about 12 films released all over India. You cannot expect a single release unless some 4 to 5 big stars are featuring in it. Zanjeer will arrive on the said date, which is September 6,” he said.
Zanjeer was earlier going to release in March, which somewhat justifies Apoorva’s strong stand on the fact that the release shall not be delayed any further, but will hit the theatres as decided. However, it will be a problem for Ram as he will have to promote three films, namely Yevadu, Zanjeer and Thoofan back to back.