The makers have not even released the first look of Krrish 3, yet Hrithik Roshan’s upcoming superhero sequel is a highly-anticipated release. And now, even as the film remains under-production, director-producer Rakesh Roshan has made another move that will lead to a further increase in expectations. Unlike most Bollywood films that release on Friday, Krrish 3 will hit the big screen on Sunday, November 3, which also happens to be Diwali day.
“It’s an auspicious occasion, so why not make the most of it by releasing Krrish 3 on the same date? Plus, my distributors have informed me that no big film is releasing pre-Diwali,” says Roshan Sr, adding that he has taken the decision with Hrithik’s total support.
The last film he directed was in 2006, Krrish. The industry seems extremely confident about the release of his next. Ask him if he feels the same way, and the filmmaker responds with a smile, saying, “Absolutely not. If the film is good, it will work. I don’t believe in pre-empting results.”
Incidentally, releasing films on the regular Diwali weekend — November 1 — is not considered a wise decision as people are reluctant to leave their homes a few days before the festival. “So if the film releases on November 1, it might not get as big an opening as it would if it released on November 3,” informs a trade insider.
The overseas distribution rights of the film have been acquired by Eros International, who will release the film in UK cinemas later this year.