News|November 17, 2010 7:56 am

‘Toonpur Ka Superhero’ Release Postponed till Christmas


Once again Ajay Devgan will clash with Akshay Kumar this year in December as Kajol, Ajay Devgan and Tanuja starring; ‘Toonpur Ka Superhero’ has postponed its release date to cash festive season coming this year.

The movie is now set to release on December 24 along with Tees Maar Khan (TMK). A source says,

TMK always had Dec 24 as its release date while Toonpur, a Krishika Lulla-Kumar Mangat Pathak production was slated for release, one Friday (Dec 17) while TMK, a Farah Khan-Shirish Kunder-Akshay Kumar project, had Christmas Eve (Dec 24) for its release date. Farah was informed that Toonpur would release with them as late as last week.”

“She was planning a solo release.  She didn’t want a Sawaariya-Om Shanti Om clash like last time. Obviously, she is stunned at the turn of events. Now she will just have to work harder on her marketing and promotion.  Farah is very fond of Ajay Devgn and she doesn’t want things to become controversial as they were during the  Sawaariya-Om Shanti Om face-off. She wasn’t expecting it at all.”

Kumar Mangat , producer of the film, said,

“It’s true that we are releasing on December 24. We took the decision after conducting a survey in various schools and with children and their parents.

Toonpur is a family film and the survey said 90 per cent of the people wanted the film to be released on Christmas as there was a 10-day holiday period after that while there’s only a two day weekend after December 17. Releasing it on Christmas would mean a big benefit for us.”

“It was combined decision taken by the team; Krishika Lulla, Ajay and me. The choice was to release on Christmas or during the summer vacations in April next year. We opted for Christmas.”

Mangat is not apprehensive that TMK is releasing with it.

“Tees Maar Khan is a big film but two films have come on Christmas before and have been hits like Welcome and Taare Zameen Par and Ghayal and Dil. There are many incidents like this. The audience is huge.”

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