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Madaari release pushed to 22 July to make way for Great Grand Masti

The release date of Irrfan Khan starrer Madaari was changed on the request of the makers of Great Grand Masti. 


The Irrfan Khan-starrer Madaari, which was scheduled to be released on 15 July, will now release a week later at the behest of the makers of Great Grand Masti. They requested Vashu Bhagnani, the distributor of Madaari, to push back the film's release.

This is the second time that the movie's release date has been altered. Earlier, Madaari was to release alongside megastar Amitabh Bachchan's TE3N on 10 June and then it was pushed to 15 July.

But Bhagnani doesn't mind the change of dates. "The industry is one big family and we all operate for and with each other. Madaari will now hit theatres on 22 July, while Great Grand Masti will come on July 15," Bhagnani said in a statement. Madaari, which explores a father-son relationship, is directed by Nishikant Kamat. It also features Jimmy Sheirgill in a pivotal role.

Balaji Motion Pictures-produced Great Grand Masti was slated to hit the theatres on 22 July, but the makers decided to push forward the release after the film was leaked online. Great Grand Masti director Indra Kumar said Bhagnani's gesture is heartening.

"We're touched by Vashuji's gesture of moving his film ahead by a week on our request. The industry continues to stand thick as one body owing to such veteran producers," said Kumar, whose adult comedy film stars Ritesh Deshmukh, Vivek Oberoi, Aftab Shivdasani and Urvashi Rautela.