We told you how the makers of Cheat Indiaand Thackeray were coming together for a big announcement. We also told you that it was about confirming a different release date for Cheat India than January 25 as Thackeray is releasing on that day. Well, now we have confirmed reports that Emraan Hashmi‘s film on India’s education system will now release on January 18.
Sanjay Raut, who produced Thackeray, had told Mumbai Mirror earlier, “I can’t stop other filmmakers from releasing their films on the same weekend, but no matter how many films come up against us, the country is waiting for Thackeray. Nawazuddin Siddiqui has played him extremely well and while people are aware that Balasaheb was a politician, cartoonist and an orator, we are showcasing his rise from a common man to a superman which makes for interesting viewing. We were the first to announce the release and I’m not going to shift the date come what may.” As for Tanuj Garg, the co-producer of Cheat India, he said, “Our title and theme organically lend themselves to the Republic Day weekend.” Guess they have now realised it’s only good to keep two films on different dates.