Priyanka Chopra averts a clash with Shahid Kapoor

Jun 02, 2014, 08:08 IST | Sonali Joshi Pitale

If rumours are to be believed, Priyanka Chopra-starrer Mary Kom will now release in the last week of September, thus avoiding a clash with her rumoured ex-beau Shahid Kapoor and good friend, Hrithik Roshan.

Priyanka Chopra and Shahid Kapoor
Priyanka Chopra and Shahid Kapoor

A crewmember says, “The film was all set to release on October 2. But the film’s unit is currently working on its post production and we expect to complete it soon. Keeping this in mind, we have decided to release it early. This means that it will no longer clash with Shahid Kapoor’s Haider and Hrithik Roshan’s Bang Bang.”

Too many

According to trade pundits, too many big films releasing on the same day is not profitable for anyone.

October 2 being Gandhi Jayanti, it is a long weekend, so it is natural for producers to cash in on it. “But if producer Sanjay Leela Bhansali and director Omung Kumar are thinking of bringing forward the release, it would be a good move,” says a trade expert.

It is also said that the biopic will be released in English and Hindi in a bid to capitalise on Priyanka’s newfound stardom in the international music arena. The film is based on the life and times of Manipur-based Olympic medalist Mary Kom.

Bhansali remained unavailable for comment.

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