There may be murmurs around the release date of Ghajini
changed from 2nd October to a later day but our trade sources insist
that there is no other option for the film but be postponed.
Says the source on condition of anonymity, "There is no way how Ghajini
could make it to 2nd October. Ok, so it is a great time for release but
then the film hasn't managed to make a kind of progress which would
enable it to be ready for release on 2nd October. Aamir Khan
through quite a few accidents, minor as they may be, but all of that
has adversely affected the film's progress."
Is the competition getting too heavy on 2nd October?
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"It would be laughable to insist that competition would make Aamir move
his film to a later date", quips the trade expert, "If Ghajini was
ready then it would have scared all the other film makers who are
bringing their films on 2nd October and not Aamir Khan
. Even when Taare Zameen Par
came alongside Welcome, the latter didn't take it too lightly. It is a
different matter that both the films turned out to be blockbusters but
if one looks at the kind of budget Taare Zameen Par
was set in, the profit margins were huge."
Coming back to Ghajini, the source adds, "Drona
, Wanted – Dead Or Alive
– each of these films which are now sighting 2nd October – would have had to worry a lot more if Ghajini
was coming on the same day. However, now they have to worry a lot more
about how they want to avoid clashing with each other. Believe me, even
is more or less out of the race, it is still not
healthy for Abhishek Bachchan
, Sanjay Dutt
and Salman Khan
to clash on
the same day. May better sense prevail!"
So what happens to Ghajini then? When would it most likely release?
"I think this time around it is going to be a battle royal as Aamir and
Shah Rukh may take each other hands on. Yes, it appears that Ghajini is
looking at arriving with SRK's Rag Ne Bana Di Jodi
on 12th December", concludes the source.
- Joginder Tuteja