Saif Ali Khan’s ‘Laal Kaptaan’ delayed due to ‘Chhichhore’?

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Saif Ali Khan’s much anticipated ‘Laal Kaptaan’ has had its release date pushed back to a date currently unknown. The primary reason seems to be stemming from the release of ‘Chhichhore’ due to fears that the movies will clash and result in a shortage of screens to showcase the movie.

A source has reported to Pinkvilla, “Suddenly, there’s been a lot of rejigging in the dates. Especially around August-September. Initially, Saaho was supposed to release on Independence Day along with Mission Mangal and Batla House. But now, it’s been moved to August 30. That also has caused another shift. Nitesh Tiwari’s Chhichhore will now hit screens mostly on September 6 and if that happens, Aanand L Rai won’t clash with that project for sure at the box office. They won’t get enough screens to release Laal Kaptaan.”

Continuing, the source stated, “A little bit of patchwork is left to be shot. They realised it while on the edit table. But Saif is currently in London shooting for another film Jawaani Jaaneman. He returns to the city only around mid-August post which they will complete filming those portions again. The film has shaped up really well and is being touted as one of Saif’s finest performances till the date. That’s why the makers are willing to delay it a bit but not compromise on the quality.”

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By Arjen Gill

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