Saif Ali Khan’s ‘Laal Kaptaan’ has been in the pipeline for 2 years now. The fans were awestruck when the first look of Saif as a Naga Sadhu released. The Navdeep Singh directorial is subjected to a potential change in its release date to avoid box office clash with ‘Chhichhore’. The movie was supposed to release on September 6th this year but now, the makers are contemplating to delay its release date.
According to a report by Pinkvilla, the reason behind the delay could be the rejid in release dates. “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 ‘Laal Kaptaan’,” the source informed the portal.
The report also said that the makers don’t want to compromise on quality. “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 it 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,” the source adds.