The makers at Sunny Sounds Private Limited, Intercut Entertainment and Pen India Limited have shifted their hotly anticipated film Yamla Pagla Deewana Phir Se to 31st August, 2018.

Starring Dharmendra, Sunny Deol and Bobby Deol in lead roles, the comic caper is the third instalment of the hit Hindi film franchise, Yamla Pagla Deewana (2011). The film was earlier scheduled to hit the silver screen on 15th August. But now, it will make its entry into cinemas on 31st August.

The decision to defer YPD Phir Se has been taken to avoid the box-office battle with Akshay Kumar’s Gold and John Abraham’s Satyamev Jayate, which are also poised for a theatrical release on Indian Independence Day.

In an official statement, Sunny Deol said, “Since Aug 15th has two patriotic films Gold and Satyamev Jayate, which are topical for the day, and on 24th, we have our family friend Anil Sharma’s son being launched who has our blessings, our film is a wholesome family entertainer, hence we have decided to release our film YPD Phir Se two weeks later on 31st August 2018.”

In a bid to avoid the clash with Gold and Satyamev Jayate, Yamla Pagla Deewana Phir Se will now lock horns with Shahid Kapoor’s much-awaited film Batti Gul Meter Chalu, which also releases on 31st August.

Yamla Pagla Deewana Phir Se is helmed by Navaniat Singh.