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'Bhootnath 2', 'Gang of Ghosts' won't pit against each other

Satish Kaushik forced to move the release date of his film because of Bhushan Kumar’s movie

Bhushan Kumar’s film 'Bhootnath 2', starring Amitabh Bachchan, and Satish Kaushik’s film, 'Gang of Ghosts', starring Mahi Gill, Sharman Joshi and Meera Chopra were slated to release on the same date: April 11. With the two movies taking on each other, the makers of 'Bhootnath' were upset about the clash.

A working still from 'Bhootnath 2'
A working still from 'Bhootnath 2'

A crew member said, “We have wanted to release the film on this date for quite some time now and there is no point in shifting the date now just because some other film is coming up. And though both the films have the ghost element in common, they are essentially two different films with different target audiences. Ours is a kids’ film whereas theirs is a horror drama.”

Meera Chopra and Mahi Gill from 'Gang of Ghosts'
Meera Chopra and Mahi Gill from 'Gang of Ghosts'

When contacted, Bhushan said that he had no idea about Satish’s film releasing on same day. “We are definitely going to release our film on April 11,” is all he said.

Satish Kaushik
Satish Kaushik

Meanwhile, Satish has now been forced to bring forward the release date of his film. “I had a word with distributors and they convinced me to release it earlier. The film will release on March 28 instead of April 11. Besides, I must say that I really liked the film 'Bhootnath' and have immense respect for Amitji. There was no question of pitting my film against his,” he said.

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