The first big clash of 2019 was supposed to happen on January 25. It was Cheat India Vs Super 30 Vs Thackeray Vs Manikarnika. But there is no buzz about Super 30 yet, especially after the whole Vikas Bahl episode panned out. Now we hear Cheat India might shift its dates too, as a good gesture towards Thackeray. A report in Pinkvilla reveals that Shiv Sena had a word with the makers of Cheat India with regards to the release dates and they have agreed to move it ahead by a week. Tomorrow, producers of both the films will come together to make this grand announcement.
Sanjay Raut, who produced Thackeray, told Mumbai Mirror, “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.”