Only a charmer like Shah Rukh Khan could get a Bollywood stalwart like Jeetendra to postpone the release of his film – Once Upon A Time In Mumbaai Dobara – by a week.
Originally scheduled to release on 8th August this year, Shah Rukh had requested Jeetendra to postpone the release by a week so that it doesn’t clash with Rohit Shetty’s Chennai Express in which he stars alongside Deepika Padukone.
Says SRK in a media statement, “Keeping in mind that both weekends (8th Aug and 15th Aug) are good times for film releases, Jeetendra sir being the senior most showed the path. He took the decision to move OUATIM Dobara to 15th August. This is extremely graceful of him. UTV, Rohit and I are very happy with the decision made and we thank Jeetu sir and Balaji for the same.”
Adds Ekta Kapoor, ““My father and Shah Rukh spoke and have clearly worked out what is best for both the films. Both are big and keenly awaited and should not be made to eat into each other’s business. I have huge respect for SRK and wish him the best.”
But SRK goes on to say, “”This should pave the way for such mature and sensible amicable understandings whenever two films release on the same day in future too.”
Hmmm…wonder if Salman Khan is reading between Shah Rukh’s well-rehearsed lines.