Tusshar Kapoor says his film 'Mastizaade' was delayed due to distribution issues, and he did not want it to clash with 'Hate Story 3' at the box office.
Asked if issues with the censor board was the reason behind the delay, Tusshar clarified: "We got our censor certificate long back, we got delayed as some distribution issues were there, we didn't want 'Hate Story 3' and 'Mastizaade' to come on the same day. It was a mutual decision between the producers."
"It's now coming on January 29. Yes, it's been delayed from December to January, but a month's delay is not that much," Tusshar said at the GQ Fashion Nites.
While Vishal Pandya's 'Hate Story 3', starring Zareen Khan, Karan Singh Grover, Daisy Shah and Sharman Joshi is touted as a sex thriller, Milap Zaveri's 'Mastizaade' is a sex comedy and it stars Sunny Leone in a double role along with Vir Das.
A video teaser of 'Mastizaade' with Sunny Leone in a bikini and stressing that her character's name was Laila Lele while holding bananas has gone viral.
Pictures of Tusshar and Vir from the film -- which had a sexual context -- were also released. Reports said the censor board had issues due to the same and got an A certificate only in August.