A local Shiv Sena leader has demanded solo release of the forthcoming film, Thackeray. Producers and directors of other films clashing with the biopic are expected to change the release date.
Balashaeb Thackeray’s biopic which is releasing on 25 January will be clashing with Emraan Hashmi starrer Cheat India and Kangana Ranaut’s Manikarnika. However, the Cheat India makers have advanced their release date to 18 January.
At a recent event, Aamir Khan was asked about the Thackeray clash. The actor said, “Every producer wants to release his or her film on a special date. At the same time, they make sure that their films don’t clash with any other big film. I believe that there is no bigger star in Maharashtra than Balasaheb. So, there should be no surprise if the release dates of other movies have been shifted.”
“Everybody wants to watch his film in Maharashtra so it’s obvious that no producer would want his or her film to clash with his (Bal Thackeray) film,” he added.
Reportedly, the makers of Manikarnika are not in favour of changing the release date of their film.
Thackeray is based on the life of Shiv Sena supremo late Balasaheb Thackeray. The biopic will reveal aspects of the life of the Shiv Sena patriarch who ruled over Maharashtra for years. Bollywood actor Nawazuddin Siddiqui is essaying the role of the powerful political figure.
Directed by Abhijit Panse, Thackeray will be released in Hindi, Marathi, and English languages on 25 January 2019.