The title and release date of the most eagerly anticipated movie ‘Once Upon A Time In Mumbaai’ again have been changed.
While the title of the movie has been changed to ‘Once Upon A Time In Mumbaai Dobara’, the release date of the movie has been pushed back from August 8 to August 15 to avoid a clash with Shah Rukh Khan’s ‘Chennai Express’.
“Yes, the movie has been renamed as ‘Once Upon A Time In Mumbaai Dobara’ and it will release on August 15," Girish Johar, Head of Distribution and Acquisition, Balaji Motion Pictures confirmed.
The release date of the movie was changed after Shah Rukh Khan spoke to veteran actor Jeetendra, who arranged a meeting between him, UTV (producers of ‘Chennai Express’) and SRK to push the release date of ‘Once Upon A Time In Mumbaai Dobara’.
"Keeping in mind that both weekends (8th August and 15th August) are good times for film releases, Jeetendra sir, being the senior most, showed the path. He took the decision to move the film to August 15. This is extremely graceful of him," Shah Rukh said in a statement here.
“UTV, Rohit Shetty (director) and I are very happy with the decision made and we thank Jeetu sir and Balaji Motion Pictures for the same. This should pave the way for such mature and sensible amicable understandings whenever two films release on the same day in future too,” the actor added.
Ekta Kapoor too is happy with this new development.
“My father and Shah Rukh spoke and have clearly worked out what is best for both the films. Both are big and keenly awaited films and should not be made to eat into each other's business...I have huge respect for SRK and wish him the best,” said Ekta Kapoor.
‘Once Upon A Time In Mumbaai Dobara’ stars Akshay Kumar, Imran Khan, Sonakshi Sinha and Sonali Bendre in lead roles.
The movie will now release on August 15.