No Box Office clash between Irrfan's Blackmail and John's Parmanu

Mar 10, 2018, 09:00 IST | Mohar Basu

Hindered by delays, producer of Parmanu says John Abraham-starrer will miss April 6 date

John Abraham

After several delays, John Abraham's film based on India's 1998 nuclear bomb test explosions, Parmanu: The Story Of Pokhran, was slated to release on April 6. However, buzz in trade circles suggests that the release may be postponed further owing to the creative squabbles between the film's producers. A trade insider reveals, "We've heard that there have been difference of opinions between the producers over the promotional strategy of the film. The VFX too needs fine-tuning, which is delaying the film further."

Still from Blackmail
Still from Blackmail

Prernaa Arora, one of the co-producers of the Diana Penty-starrer, rubbishes rumours of all not being well between Abraham, Zee Studios and her production house. Instead, she says that the makers are contemplating deferring Parmanu's release to avoid a clash with Irrfan Khan's black comedy, Blackmail.

Prernaa Arora
Prernaa Arora

"There's no problem between the producers. It's true that we are looking at a new release date. We've been looking at options. Apparently, Blackmail is slated for release on the same day and we want to avoid a clash. Our production Pari hit screens last week, so we want to take some time before our next project is up for release."

She adds that the final decision will be taken early next week. The trade source, on his part, insists that the film is likely to hit the marquee on May 11. "The makers are planning to coincide the release with the Pokhran test's anniversary."

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