Filmmaker Karan Johar has decided to prepone the theatrical release date of his much-awaited film Kalank, which stars Madhuri Dixit, Alia Bhatt, Sonakshi Sinha, Sanjay Dutt, Varun Dhawan and Aditya Roy Kapur in its principal cast.
Directed by Abhishek Verman, who made his directorial debut in 2014 with Dharma Productions’ 2 States, the multi-starrer was earlier slated to enter theatres on 19th April, but now it will release on April 17.
Noted film critic and trade analyst Taran Adarsh took to his Twitter handle to confirm the latest development. “It’s final. Kalank to release on 17 April 2019 (was slated for release on 19 April 2019 initially) Will be a 5-day *extended* opening weekend. Teaser will be out on 12 March 2019″, he tweeted.
Though the makers have not released any statement explaining what led them to change the release date of the film at the last moment, some insiders reveal the decision has been taken to capitalise on the Mahaveer Jayanti and Good Friday holidays, along with the weekend.
Kalank, which was announced in 2018, has been grabbing attention even before beginning production. Made on a lavish budget and scale, the period drama is one of the biggest releases of 2019.
The film is bankrolled by Dharma Productions, Nadiadwala Grandson Entertainment and Fox Star Studios.