Why 'Ungli' has been postponed

Apr 19, 2014, 07:35 IST | Asira Tarannum

Karan Johar apparently wants to re-shoot Sanjay Dutt's portions in the film, which also stars Kangna Ranaut and Emraan Hashmi

Karan Johar’s Emraan Hashmi-starrer, Ungli, first ran into trouble when Sanjay Dutt’s portion had to be shot at the time of his surrender. Then there were creative differences between Karan Johar and editor Shirish Kunder. Though slated to hit the screens along with Phata Poster Nikla Hero, its release was postponed.

Kangna Ranaut and Imran Khan
Kangna Ranaut and Emraan Hashmi

Says a source, “The film was expected to release in 2013, but producer Karan Johar apparently delayed it in order to give breathing space to Phata Poster Nikhla Hero. It was then supposed to release in May 2014, but it was once again delayed, after Sajid Nadiadwala requested KJo to make way for the former’s film, Heropanti. Johar has now agreed to his request, so Ungli is now expected to release on November 7.”

But another source says, “Karan saw the film after it was re-edited, and he was not happy with the scenes featuring Sanjay Dutt.”

Karan was unavailable for comment, but director Rensil D’Silva said, “Ungli was postponed because Karan and I were looking for two songs to be recorded and shot. Sanju’s portions are already shot.”

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