New Delhi: This bit of news can be seen as a big breather for cine lovers. Box Office was all set to witness a major clash of titans in the coming weekend between Padmaavat and PadMan.
However, the good news is that it has been reportedly averted. Yes! That's exactly what you read. According to BollywoodLife.com, Akshay Kumar in a press conference has confirmed that his upcoming drama PadMan will now hit the screens on February 9, 2018, instead of January 25.
Noted film critic Komal Nahta took to Twitter and confirmed the news.
Breaking news: Pad Man release postponed to 9th February. Padmaavat will be solo release on 25th January
— Komal Nahta (@KomalNahta) January 19, 2018
This means that now Akki's film will face Manoj Bajpayee and Sidharth Malhotra starrer Aiyaary at the Box Office on the same day. This pushing of films ahead has been prompted all because of a simple reason that Sanjay Leela Bhansali's magnum opus finally got a nod from the CBFC and the makers locked January 25 as the release date.
Padmaavat was earlier scheduled to hit the screens on December 1, 2017, and already faced much delay. Looks like finally SLB and Akki found a midway to avert this big clash which could have affected the numbers of both the films.
A formal announcement is yet to be made by the PadMan makers.