The makers of Akshay
Kumar-starrer Once Upon A Time In Mumbaai Again have pushed
the release date of their film to August 15, primarily to
avoid clash with Shah Rukh Khan's Chennai Express releasing
on August 8.
The crime gangster film directed by Milan Luthria and
produced by Ekta Kapoor and Shobha Kapoor was supposed to hit
the screens on the occasion of Eid falling on August 8.
Once Upon A Time In Mumbaai Again will now
release on the Independence Day.
It was Shah Rukh who spoke to veteran actor Jeetendra
and a meeting was held between him, UTV (producers of Chennai
Express) and SRK to push the release date of Once Upon A Time In Mumbaai Again.
"Keeping in mind that both weekends (8th August and
15th August) are good times for film releases, Jeetendra sir,
being the senior most, showed the path. He took the decision
to move the film to August 15. This is extremely graceful of
him," Shah Rukh said in a statement here.
"UTV, Rohit Shetty (director) and I are very happy
with the decision made and we thank Jeetu sir and Balaji
Motion Pictures for the same. This should pave the way for
such mature and sensible amicable understandings whenever two
films release on the same day in future too," the actor said.
Ekta Kapoor too is happy with the development.
"My father and Shah Rukh spoke and have clearly worked
out what is best for both the films. Both are big and keenly
awaited films and should not be made to eat into each other's
business...I have huge respect for SRK and wish him the best,"
Ekta Kapoor said.