Zee Media Bureau
New Delhi: It seems that Karan Johar is not ready to forget his past differences with Shahid Kapoor, as the director is rumoured to have intentionally pushed back the release date of his upcoming movie ‘Ungli’ to clash with Shahid’s next film ‘Phata Poster Nikla Hero’.
According to a tabloid, Johar’s multi-starrer movie, which is riding on a huge star cast including Emraan Hashmi, Randeep Hooda and Sanjay Dutt, was previously set to hit the screen on September 6. But the director postponed the movie by two weeks, and it will now release on the same day as Rajkumar Santoshi’s film starring Shahid Kapoor.
“Karan and Shahid have not exactly shared a good rapport in the past. They had a clash of sorts when Sasha walked out of ‘Kaal’. After that they did not work for years only to reunite for Punit Malhotra’s film. Even then, Shahid walked out of ‘Gori Tere Pyaar Mein’ at the last minute, only to be replaced by Imran Khan. It seems Karan might have deliberately pushed his film by two weeks to clash with Shahid,” a source said.
On the other hand, insiders from Karan Johar’s camp have strongly denied the reports.
“The film has been pushed by two weeks because it would not be ready by that time. Ranbir Kapoor’s Besharam releases on October 2. It made better business sense to not clash with Ranbir,” the source said.