Soorma, based on the incredible comeback story of Indian hockey player Sandeep Singh, was earlier scheduled to hit the screens with Sanju on 29 June.
Diljit Dosanjh's Soorma to be released on 13 July; avoids clash with Sanju
Mumbai - 28 Apr 2018 12:00 IST
The teaser of Rajkumar Hirani's biopic on actor Sanjay Dutt, titled Sanju, released this past week on 24 April. Revealing a glimpse of Dutt's journey, the teaser whetted audiences' appetites and left them hanging for more.
Another biopic, Soorma, based on the incredible comeback story of Indian hockey player Sandeep Singh, was due to be released on the same day as Sanju on 29 June.
However, the makers of the film announced a new release date — 13 July — probably to avoid a clash with Sanju. Produced by Sony Pictures Productions, Soorma is written and directed by Shaad Ali.
A comeback story that will inspire you to never give up. #Soorma releases in cinemas near you 13th July 2018.#DontLetThisStorypass @Flicker_Singh @diljitdosanjh @taapsee @Imangadbedi @IChitrangda @SnehaRajani @shaadesh pic.twitter.com/1i1x9lHEDK— SPN Productions (@sonypicsprodns) April 26, 2018
As both films are biopics and their protagonists come back to their respective fields after insurmoutable odds, it is natural that their audiences might be similar.
Additionally, the cast of Sanju boasts of stars like Ranbir Kapoor, Anuskha Sharma, Sonam Kapoor and Manisha Koirala, among others. While Soorma stars Diljit Dosanjh, Taapsee Pannu and Angad Bedi. The sports biopic would have been adversely affected had it clashed with Sanju at the box office.
Sanju co-produced by Vinod Chopra Films, Rajkumar Hirani Films and Fox Star Studios.