Padman release date will not change: Makers

Vastavam web: The makers of “Padman” have said the film’s January 25 release date will not change amid speculation that Sanjay Leela Bhansali-directed “Padmavati” may hit theatres the same day.B-town is abuzz that “Padmavati”, which has been making headlines due to its plot line, is set to release on January 25 – the same day as the Akshay Kumar-starrer “Padman”.”‘Padmavati’ is a very important film. It’s a beautiful film and it should release soon. I am also looking forward to see it. It depends on Viacom 18 Motion Pictures and Sanjay Leela Bhansali Productions to decide on the date,” Prerna Arora, one of the producers of “Padman”, told.

Asked if the makers will push the release date of “Padman” to avoid any potential box-office clash with the big -budget period drama, Prerna said, “We are coming on January 25.” Sources close to the team of “Padman” said no one from the team of “Padmavati” has had any talks about the possible clash.”I see no sense in clashing with a big film like ‘Padmavati’ and harming the best release my film can get. If ‘Padmavati’ comes on February 9 I will change the release date of my film,” Luv Ranjan told.

“We are coming on February 9, we are waiting for official announcement on ‘Padmavati’ release date, so till then we cannot comment,” said Prerna.Viacom 18 Motion Pictures and Sanjay Leela Bhansali Productions remained unavailable for comment regarding the speculation over the release date of “Padmavati”.