Dibakar Banerjee on why they pushed release of 'Titli' to October 30
Indie film lovers had long been waiting for October 16 to catch Kanu Behl-directed 'Titli', which has travelled to film fe]stivals across the globe. However, its release was pushed to the month-end since Dibakar Banerjee, who has produced the film, admits that he was 'scared' about a clash with rom-com, 'Pyaar Ka Punchnama 2'.
Says Dibakar, "We were absolutely right about getting scared of 'Pyaar Ka Punchnama 2'. If we were to make 5 paise and another film releasing on the same day aims at making Rs 100, but ends up collecting 2 paisa more, then we would make just 3paise. That would have been a loss for us."
But with the release date being pushed ahead, 'Titli' will have to compete with two much-awaited films, 'Main Aur Charles' featuring Randeep Hooda and Kunal Kemmu-starrer 'Guddu Ki Gun'. Wouldn't that affect the film’s business? "Whatever happens, we will accept it as our fate. You can only wait till a certain period of time. If we had waited longer, the film would have clashed with Salman Khan's 'Prem Ratan Dhan Payo'," says Dibakar.