The Saif Ali Khan starrer Laal Kaptaan has already faced a series of delays in the past few months. It was recently when the makers announced the official title as well as the release date of the film on social media. The movie, which is helmed by NH10 (2015) fame Navdeep Singh, was set to enter theatres on 6th September, 2019.
However, the latest we hear that the makers are contemplating to defer its release from 6th September to some other date. Though there is no official word on why Laal Kaptaan is being pushed ahead again, insiders reveal that the decision is being taken because of multiple releases in the month of August and September.
“Suddenly, there has been a lot of rejigging in the dates, especially around August-September. Initially, Saaho was supposed to release on Independence Day along with Mission Mangal and Batla House. But now, it has been moved to August 30. That also has caused another shift. Nitesh Tiwari’s Chhichhore will now hit screens mostly on September 6 and if that happens, Aanand L Rai won’t clash with that project for sure at the box office. They won’t get enough screens to release Laal Kaptaan,” a trade source tells an entertainment portal.
Also, the team of Laal Kaptaan needs some time to finish the patchwork which will be shot only after Saif Ali Khan returns from London where he is currently shooting for his much-talked-about film Jawaani Jaaneman. “A little bit of patchwork is left to be shot. They realised it while on the edit table. But Saif is currently in London shooting for another film Jawaani Jaaneman. He returns to the city only around mid-August post which they will complete filming those portions again,” adds another source.
The makers of Laal Kaptaan may announce the new release date of the film anytime soon.