Not responsible for change in `Daawat...` release date: Parineeti Chopra

IANS| Updated: Aug 13, 2014, 18:37 PM IST

Mumbai: The release date of `Daawat-e-Ishq` has been shifted to Sep 19 from Sep 5 and the film`s lead actress Parineeti Chopra clarifies that she is not responsible for the change.

"This is the producer`s decision, Adi`s (Aditya Chopra) decision. The marketing team at Yash Raj Films came up with a brilliant marketing idea and they needed time to execute it," the 25-year-old said here Tuesday at a Whisper event.

"A Sep 5 release was very early and even a week`s delay didn`t leave us enough time for the promotional strategy. So, we pushed it ahead by two weeks," she added.

There were reports that Parineeti wanted to avert a clash with her sister Priyanka Chopra`s film "Mary Kom", which is set for a Sep 5 release.

"Why would I tell Adi and why would he listen to me? I don`t have that kind of power and it`s absolutely ridiculous," Parineeti said and added Priyanka is a senior actress and there cannot be any competition between them.

"She is my sister and I love her. I have no plans to fight with her or compete with her. She is a senior actress and a lot ahead of me, I can never compete with her," she said.

Directed by Habib Faisal, "Daawat-e-Ishq" stars Aditya Roy Kapur in the male lead.