Abraham’s comedy, produced by Bhushan Kumar, has been deferred by two weeks after vacating November 8, slot for Nikkhil Advani’s next.On Friday, September 6, a news agency had reported that John Abraham had vacated November 8, the release date of his upcoming comedy, ‘Pagalpanti’, to give filmmaker-friend Nikkhil Advani’s ‘Marjaavaan’ an open weekend and a clear two-week window. Previously, the Milap Zaveri – directorial featuring Sidharth Malhotra taking on a three-foot opponent in Riteish Deshmukh was attack to open on November 22, the same day as Ayushmann Khurrana’s ‘Bala’.
Now, ‘Pagalpanti’, will begin playing in theatres on this date. Bhushan Kumar, who is producing the Anees Bazmeee – directorial featuring John, Anil Kapoor, Ileana D’Cruz, Kriti Kharbanda and Arshad Warsi laugh riot, along with Kumar Mangat, confirmed the news, saying, “Yes, ‘Pagalpanti’ will now release on November 22.” Incidentally, Bhushan is also the producer of ‘Marjaavaan’, along with his wife Divya Khosla Kumar, Nikkhil, Monisha Advani and Madhu Bhojwani. Their last collaboration, this year’s Independence Day release, ‘Batla House’, had toplined John. This new development will now see John clash with Ayushmann at the ticket windows. Interestingly, the former was one of the producers of the latter’s Bollywood debut, ‘Vicky Donor’. After the movie’s runaway success, the two were to collaborate again, but the project didn’t materialise. Previous to the release of the Shoojit Sircar directorial, Ayushmann had been quoted as saying, “John is my god-brother in Bollywood.”
Considering that two of Bhushan’s productions have exchanged release dates, and ‘Bala’ is arriving simultaneously, we asked the producer if there will be any more changes of dates. He maintained that there will be no more changes in the release schedules.