The film was initially set to clash with Aamir Khan-starrer Laal Singh Chaddha on Christmas 2020.
After Aamir Khan's 'request', Bachchan Pandey shifts release date
Mumbai - 27 Jan 2020 11:43 IST
Updated : 11:54 IST
Akshay Kumar-starrer Bachchan Pandey is set to move from its original release date on Christmas 2020, following a personal request by Aamir Khan. The film was scheduled for a theatrical clash with the Aamir Khan-led Laal Singh Chaddha on the same weekend.
Khan confirmed the news stating that, 'Sometimes all it takes is one conversation.'
Sometimes all it takes is one conversation. Thank you to my friends @akshaykumar & Sajid Nadiadwala for their warm gesture of moving the release date of their film Bachchan Pandey at my request. I wish them the very best for their film. Looking forward to it.— Aamir Khan (@aamir_khan) January 27, 2020
Laal Singh Chaddha is an official adaptation of the Tom Hanks blockbuster, Forrest Gump (1994). The film is directed by Advait Chandan, with Atul Kulkarni taking over the screenplay.
There has still been no confirmation whether Bachchan Pandey will release before or after their originally scheduled Christmas weekend release. The film, directed by Farhad Samji, will also feature Kriti Sanon in the lead opposite Akshay Kumar.
Bachchan Pandey is backed by Sajid Nadiadwala's Nadiadwala Grandson Entertainment, while Laal Singh Chaddha is Aamir Khan's home production, alongside Viacom 18 Studios.