Release of Lootera delayed to 29 March next year

MUMBAI: The release of Balaji Motion Pictures and Phantom Films‘ Ranveer Singh and Sonakshi Sinha-starrer Lootera, which was earlier supposed to hit the screens on Valentine Day on 14 February 2013, has been pushed to 29 March.

It is said that the producers wanted to release the film on 14 February and accordingly wanted to start the film‘s promotions a month earlier. But their plans got derailed because of the lead actor‘s date issues; he was shooting for a Sanjay Leela Bhansali film.

Confirming the same, co-producer Vikas Bahl said, "Ranveer‘s dates were with Sanjay and as he is important for the promotion of the film, it makes sense for us to release Lootera in March."

It is also learnt that the other producer Vikramaditya Motwane, who was once an assistant of Bhansali, chose to let his mentor have his dates and delay his own film Lootera instead.

This is not the first occasion that the film has been delayed. Earlier scheduled for a 26 October 2012 release, Lootera was rescheduled to hit the screens on 14 February in 2013.

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