Laal Singh Chaddha, starring Aamir Khan and Kareena Kapoor, is due to release on April 14th, putting it in direct competition with Yash, Sanjay Dutt, Raveena Tandon, and Srinidhi Shetty’s KGF: Chapter 2. There’s even talk that Thalapathy Vijay’s Beast will be released on the same day, setting up a three-way showdown between Bollywood, Sandalwood, and Kollywood. While Beast may book a new date, even if it is on the same day as Laal Singh Chaddha, the Nelson Dilipkumar will have little impact on Laal Singh Chaddha and KGF 2, both of which are hotly anticipated across the Hindi belt, despite the latter’s typical Karnataka stronghold.
And it appears that the threat posed by Director Prashanth Neel’s KGF 2 has been too much for Laal Singh Chaddha, as the Aamir Khan and Kareena Kapoor movie, which also stars Naga Chaitanya, is considering delaying its release date once more. After seeing the response to Allu Arjun’s Pushpa, which outperformed Ranveer Singh’s 83 despite being released a week earlier, the makers of LSC appear to not want to take any chances, especially with a franchise film that already has a fanbase, where the first part did reasonably well at the BO in Hindi territories, not to mention its fantastic reruns on satellite, the makers of LSC appear to want to take no chances, particularly with a franchise film that already has terrific reruns on satellite and OTT.
Our source adds that there’s still some final legwork on the Aamir Khan film, after which the team allegedly believes there won’t be enough time to finish post production, especially with all the VFX required to defy its leading man’s age across multiple eras of Indian history, and get the film ready for its due date without any compromise. So, when do you think it’ll be out next? Our insider also told us that the producers are now likely looking for a release window on either side of Diwali weekend, though not on Diwali weekend itself, since Shah Rukh Khan’s Pathan is slated to storm theatres at that time, making for a wonderful Diwali family release.