Two days ago, makers of 'Super 30' officially confirmed that the release date of the film will not be changing and that it will release on July 26 itself. But now actor Hrithik Roshan has taken to Twitter to announce that they have decided to shift the release date of the film to avoid clash with Kangana Ranaut's 'Mental Hai Kya'.
Here is what the actor wrote in the note –
So as to not allow my film to be desecrated by yet another media circus, I have decided to shift the release date of my film Super 30 in order to save myself from the personal trauma and toxic mental violence this would cause.
Despite the film being ready, I have requested my producers to shift and announce the next suitable date as soon as possible. Over the past few years, to my utter dismay, I have been witness to a lot of us cheering and encouraging what was/is an open and blatant case of harassment.
I must even now, wait patiently and silently for the collective consciousness of society to take cognizance of such matters in order to maintain our faith in civility of our society. This unrelenting helplessness must end.
Earlier dismissing reports of the film being rescheduled for August, Shibashish Sarkar of Reliance Entertainment told IANS that "there's no merit in the gossip."
Initially, ‘Mental Hai Kya’ was supposed to release on June 21 but was recently postponed to July 26. Soon after ‘Mental Hai Kya's’ new release date was dropped, speculation was rife that the shift in the release date was intentional.
In retaliation, Kangana's sister Rangoli Chandel publicly slammed Hrithik on Twitter for allegedly propagating such false news. She clarified that Kangana was never in favour of releasing MHK on July 26 and that it was producer Ekta Kapoor's decision.
On Tuesday, Balaji Motion Pictures, in their official Twitter handle, wrote a statement clarifying the reason behind Mental Hai Kya releasing on July 26. The post said: "The shift in the release date is a decision taken after recommendations from the distributors, trade analysts and a top research team, keeping in mind the other releases a week before and after this date. We have thus been advised to shift the release of our movie to July 26, purely for business prospects."
The post also elaborated on the clash of the film and said: "On knowing that there is already a movie scheduled for a release on that date, we did everything in our purview to ensure the other parties that there will be no mud-slinging and it will be a dignified release. We stand by assuring that to all other parties. This is a call taken by Ekta Kapoor's Balaji Telefilms considering better prospects for the movie at the box office."
Ekta Kapoor too took to Twitter to clarify that the decision was solely hers.
“My decision my film.....so all brickbats directed to me pls! I’m my own person !!!” she tweeted along with the statement below.
Earlier too, Hrithik had postponed 'Super 30' to avoid clash with Kangana's 'Manikarnika: The Queen of Jhansi' in January. The new release of 'Super 30' is yet to be announced.