After fans speculated for weeks, Yash Raj Films, the overseas distributor for Shah Rukh Khan starrer ZERO, has today confirmed that the Aanand L. Rai directorial is set to release in Germany next month.
Avtar Panesar, Vice President – International Operation at Yash Raj Films confirmed the release in Germany by saying: “The film will certainly release in Germany – We wished to ensure a wider release and the get the best release window for a film of this caliber and are delighted to confirm that the film will be out on 17th January.”
ZERO was earlier set to release in Germany on 20th December 2018, a day before the worldwide release. Fans on Twitter were anxious about the developments as there had been no further information, until now.
One fan on Twitter reached out to prominent journalists in India urging them to ask Shah Rukh Khan in their interviews about the German release date. Another Tweet said: ‘No release of ZERO in Germany (One Filmverleih said this), is this true? Would be like a punch in face of the German fans of Shah Rukh Khan’ (sic).
ZERO is produced by Red Chillies Entertainment along with Colour Yellow Productions and was filmed extensively in India and in USA. The film will see Khan play a vertically challenged person on-screen for the first time.
His co-star Anushka Sharma is set to portray a NASA scientist with cerebral palsy while British Bollywood royalty Katrina Kaif is playing the role of an alcoholic actress, what many say is a strong resemblance to Lindsay Lohan’s struggle in Hollywood.
The film also has plenty of special appearances from Bollywood stars such as Salman Khan, Karisma Kapoor, Kareena Kapoor and will mark Sridevi’s last on-screen appearance.
So German fans mark your calendars for January 17th for Zero!