Saif Ali Khan's Laal Kaptaan gets pushed again to avoid clash with Chhichhore, here's why
Saif Ali Khan and Navdeep Singh's adventure action drama has been in the pipeline for around two years now. But recently, the makers announced that the film has been titled Laal Kaptaan.
The first look with Saif as a Naga sadhu created ripples across the industry and the movie was supposed to release on September 6. But now, we hear that the makers are contemplating another shift in the film's release.
Why? There are two big reasons behind it. A trade insider reveals, "Suddenly, there's been a lot of rejig in the dates. Especially around August-September.
Initially, Saaho was supposed to release on Independence Day along with Mission Mangal and Batla House. But now, it's been moved to August 30. That also has caused another shift. Nitesh Tiwari's Chhichhore will now hit screens mostly on September 6 and if that happens, Aanand L Rai won't clash with that project for sure at the box office. They won't get enough screens to release Lal Kaptaan."
Not just that, there's a little bit of work left on the film too. A source close to the development tells us, "A little bit of patchwork is left to be shot. They realised it while on the edit table.
But Saif is currently in London shooting for another film Jawaani Jaaneman. He returns to the city only around mid-August post which they will complete filming those portions again. The film has shaped up really well and is being touted as one of Saif's finest performances till date. That's why the makers are willing to delay it a bit but not compromise on the quality." A new release date will also be announced shortly. We also contacted the film's spokesperson who were unable to comment.