Release of Taapsee Pannu, Saqib Saleem's film Dil Juunglee shifted to 9 March due to Padmaavat ripple effect

Following the changes in the release date of Padmaavat, Pad Man and then Aiyaary, Pooja Entertainment took the decision for the Taapsee Pannu-Saqib Saleem starrer.

IANS February 10, 2018 14:22:38 IST
Release of Taapsee Pannu, Saqib Saleem's film Dil Juunglee shifted to 9 March due to Padmaavat ripple effect

Mumbai: Bollywood film Dil Juunglee will now hit the screens on 9 March, instead of 16 February, as a result of the ripple effect caused by the release of Padmaavat.

Following the changes in the release date of Padmaavat, Pad Man and then Aiyaary, Pooja Entertainment took the decision for the Taapsee Pannu-Saqib Saleem starrer.

Release of Taapsee Pannu Saqib Saleems film Dil Juunglee shifted to 9 March due to Padmaavat ripple effect

Poster of Dil Juunglee

The decision has been taken keeping in mind the benefits of both the films — Aiyaary and Dil Juunglee, the producers said.

Aiyaary producers Neeraj Pandey and Jayantilal Gada said in a joint statement: "In this industry, it is crucial to help each other out and solidarity goes a long way.

"We appreciate that Pooja Films and Vashu Bhagnaniji has decided to move the Dil Junglee release date. All films need the right space in theatres to flourish and nobody understands and appreciates that more than filmmakers."

Bhagnani said: "To a producer and a filmmaker, a film is their baby and we want the best for our baby. As a producer, I do understand the pressures at the box office and it's important to stand by other producers.

"There should be enough for all, hence we are moving to March 9, so that all films including ours gets the audiences it deserves."

After the makers of Padmaavat settled for release on 25 January, Akshay Kumar shifted the release of Pad Man to 9 February, leading Aiyaary to be shifted to 16 February and Sonu Ke Titu Ki Sweety to 23 February.

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