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Marjaavaan shifts release date again, advances to 8 November

The date was agreed after John Abraham consented to move his upcoming film, Pagalpanti, to Marjaavaan's release date of 22 November.

Shriram Iyengar

Friendships and loyalty are often not very helpful in the entertainment business, but actor John Abraham and writer-director Milap Zaveri are bucking the trend. After agreement, the Satyameva Jayate (2018) actor has agreed to move his upcoming film, Pagalpanti (2019), to 22 November, allowing Zaveri's next, Marjaavaan, to release on 8 November. Zaveri's film features Sidharth Malhotra, Riteish Deshmukh, Rakul Preet Singh and Tara Sutaria in the lead roles. 

This is the second time that Marjaavaan has changed its release date. The film was initially set for a 2 October release, which was changed owing to the presence of two big productions, the Hrithik Roshan and Tiger Shroff-starrer War (2019), and Chiranjeevi's Syeraa Narasimha Reddy (2019). The film was shifted to 22 November, which will now be taken up by John Abraham's Pagalpanti. 

In a statement, the makers of the film confirmed that the decision was taken after Zaveri showed the trailer of Marjaavaan to John, who was impressed enough to agree to the swap of release dates. .

Speaking on the decision, John Abraham says “Marjaavaan will benefit from a solo window and [producer] Bhushan [Kumar] agreed with me. Milap is a grounded boy and wonderful writer while Nikkhil [Advani] is a good, solid man for whom friendship is non-negotiable. I have worked with directors who have moved on, but Nikkhil understands loyalty and will work with you irrespective of how a film fares. It’s important for all of us that Marjaavaan sets the box office on fire." 

Zaveri, understandably filled with gratitude towards John's gesture said, "John isn’t just my hero, he is my friend, my inspiration and the one person who believed in me when no one did. So even though he isn’t part of Marjaavaan, I know he wants the best for me. Hence I went across nervously to show him the trailer for his opinion."

He found it very powerful, massy and commercial! So much so that when I casually told him I wish Marjaavaan could have a solo release he instantly offered to shift the release of Pagalpanti and allow us to come solo on 8 November! I’m also grateful to Bhushan Kumar sir and producer] Kumar Mangat sir who supported John’s gesture. This is the perfect example of a friendship that will last a lifetime," he continued.

Marjaavaan is produced by T-Series and Nikkhil Advani's Emmay Entertainment. The film will now release on 8 November.