Produced by Yash Raj Films, Sandeep Aur Pinky Faraar is perhaps the most delayed film of recent times that has been sitting on the shelf for an unusually long time. Helmed by renowned filmmaker Dibakar Banerjee, the movie stars Arjun Kapoor and Parineeti Chopra in lead roles.
Launched with much fanfare on 3rd July, 2017, the film began production in November, 2017, and was set to roll into theatres in the first half of 2018. However, its release was pushed to the second half of the year for reasons best known to the makers. Then, after some time, we heard that it is aiming a March 2019 release. But March has gone and the film is nowhere to be seen.
The latest we hear that the producer of the film, Aditya Chopra, is not very happy with the final edit of the film. The movie will now not be able to hit the marquee before the month of June in any case.
“It was a promising script but did not translate well on screen. They were trying to salvage it during the editing, but eventually, certain portions had to be reshot towards the end of last year, which is why it has been in limbo for so long. It was to release before India’s Most Wanted, Arjun’s true-life espionage thriller which is scheduled for May 24, but will arrive only after that,” a source revealed.
However, a spokesperson for Yash Raj Films termed the rumours baseless. “This is completely untrue, a baseless rumour. Sandeep Aur Pinky Faraar is a different, edgy, multiplex film and it needs to be released accordingly.”
A new release date is highly awaited by Arjun and Parineeti fans.