Padmavati: To avoid clash, makers of Amitabh Bachchan's 102 Not Out postpone release
Sanjay Leela Bhansali's upcoming film Padmavati has faced several hurdles in the production stage, in terms of protests staged by groups who destroyed the sets and attacked the team, as well as the FWICE strike. When Deepika Padukone's look from the film was finally made public, it was also revealed that the film will release on 1 December.
The film was supposed to release in November. Due to this postponement, it would have clashed with the Amitabh Bachchan-Rishi Kapoor-starrer 102 Not Out. This film, directed by Umesh Shukla, is based on a Gujarati play, and DNA reports that its makers are now considering another date for its release.
"We had announced our release date months ago. Now, suddenly they [Padmavati's makers] postpone their film by two weeks with no thought to our inconvenience. The initial response was to take them on. But then, we decided to not ruin our chances, or theirs. We will come on a different date," said a source from the 102 Not Out team. The director too, has confirmed that the film will no longer release on 1 December.
Padmavati also stars Ranveer Singh and Shahid Kapoor in the roles of Alauddin Khilji and Maharawal Ratan Singh respectively. 102 Not Out will see Bachchan and Kapoor playing a father-son duo, and they will be collaborating on screen after 26 years.