PPC to release Aashayein in May, post IPL

MUMBAI: Percept Picture Company is ready to roll out its next production Aashayein in May. But the date of release will surely not coincide with the head rolling entertainment

property of the Indian Premier League season.

"We will be releasing Aashayein in May but not until the IPL fever is over. The film will see a release only after 24 May," says PPC distribution head Ashok Ahuja.

Written and directed by Nagesh Kukunoor, the film is co-produced by Percept Picture Company and T-Series. It stars John Abraham and newcomer Sonal Sehgal in the lead roles.

Post Aashayein, PPC plans to push its next production venture onto the big screens pan India during June.

After Aashayein, we will be releasing Raftaar sometime in June. The film stars Imran Hashmi and Aditya Pancholi, Ahuja adds.

Meanwhile, as big producers gear up to deprive multiplexes of new filmed content from 4 April, PPC is running full pace to release the Akshay Kumar-starrer 8x10 Tasveer on 3 April.

When asked whether the producer‘s strike would have any impact on the films box office revenues, Ahuja quipped, "Not at all. We have already got permission from the film producers and distributors‘ associations to release Tasveer on 3 April and the strike begins from 4 April. So the film will continue to run at all multiplexes despite the strike going on."

Made at a budget of approximately Rs 50 crore, 8x10 Tasveer is a thriller film starring Ayesha Takia as the female lead protagonist. Also directed by Nagesh Kukunoor, the film features Sharmila Tagore, Javed Jaffrey, Anant Mahadevan, Girish Karnad, Benjamin Gilani, Rushad Rana, Andrea Tully,and Pia Shah in supporting roles.

The film‘s music is composed by Salim-Sulaiman with a title track by Bohemia.

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