MUMBAI: Fearing a clash with the Aamir Khan-starrer Talaash that could result in the inevitable, filmmaker Sanjay Gupta has pushed the release of Shootout At Wadala (SAW) to next year. While Talaash is scheduled to release on 30 November, SAW was scheduled to release on 7 December.
"Our original release date was 7 December. Later Talaash was announced for 30 November release. So it‘s obvious that when an Aamir Khan full-fledged ainstream film releases after almost three years, distributors and exhibitors will block the theatres for at least two weeks," Gupta said in support of his action.
On the other hand, pushing SAW’s release to next year also means that Gupta is also avoiding a clash with the Salman Khan-starrer Dabangg 2 that is to release on 24 December. Naturally, we had to look for a later date because Shootout... is also an equally big film. We are mature to understand that. Let‘s not eat into each other‘s business," added Gupta.
A screen adaptation of Mumbai police‘s first registered gun battle, Shootout At Wadala stars John Abraham as gangster Manya Surve along with Anil Kapoor, Sonu Sood, Manoj Bajpayee, Tusshar Kapoor and Kangana Ranaut.