Now that the Allahabad high court has been asked to reserve the order in the Babri Masjid case instead of pronouncing judgement on 24th September, as scheduled, producers Sajid Nadiadwala and Kishore Lulla must be cursing their luck for having postponed the release of their film, Anjaana Anjaani.
The two took the tough decision of postponing the release from 24th September to 1st October because they, like the rest of Indians, feared that communal tension could probably break out if the court decision favoured one community over another. If that would’ve happened, the film would have been a casualty because many among the public would not risk going to the cinemas in the midst of tension in the country. With the Supreme Court having been petitioned to ask the Lucknow bench of the Allahabad high court to delay the delivery of the order till after the Commonwealth Games are over, and the apex court having reserved order in that case till 28th September and having asked the Allahabad high court to refrain from delivering its order before 28th, it means that Nadiadwala and Lulla would’ve been better off had they not postponed the film’s release.
It all started with hero Ranbir Kapoor expressing to a media person his apprehension about his starrer hitting the screens on the day the Allahabad high court’s landmark judgement was to be delivered. That comment of Ranbir was played up by the media in general, prompting Sajid Nadiadwala, Kishore Lulla and director Siddharth Anand to rethink their release plans and ultimately postpone the release. All this has now gone in vain!