After the makers of Akshay Kumar and Sonam Kapoor’s Padman shifted the release date of the film from 25th January to 9th February on the request of Sanjay Leela Bhansali, the makers of Anushka Sharma’s Pari and John Abraham’s Parmanu shifted their release dates to 2nd March (Holi).
But now according to a report published in DNA, the makers have decided to change the release date of Parmanu from 2nd March to 6th April to avoid the clash with Anushka Sharma’s Pari.
Confirms a trade source to DNA, “It’s a no brainer that Anushka is a bigger star than John. Although Pari too will have its audience because it’s a rather special film, made with a commercial touch, Anushka will be the biggest draw for the makers at the plexes. On the other hand, John’s last few films have not even opened well, leave aside working well at the box office. His market value has dipped. Parmanu might have great content but will suffer at the box office if it clashes with any other film. So it’s a good call to shift Parmanu to a later date. It will help both the films.”
Adds source, “Prernaa Arora understands the business and knows the game really well. She couldn’t have had both her films clash, she would lose money from both sides in this clash of egos. So now, they have all decided that Anushka’s film sticks to its plan and releases on March 2, whereas Parmanu will now hit screens a month later, on April 6. That is also done to give both the films breathing space as well.”