Even as there are rumours that after the censorship row, the release of Shahid Kapoor-Alia Bhatt-Kareena Kapoor starrer Udta Punjab may be postponed, the other June release that is also based on a controversial topic, Shorgul, has changed its plan. Shorgul will now release on June 17, 2016, inform its makers. It’s the same date set for Udta Punjab as also Nagesh Kukunoor’s touching film Dhanak. (ALSO SEE: Shorgul motion poster: Jimmy Shergill’s political drama brings intolerance debate on celluloid! Watch video) Also Read - Salman Rushdie, JK Rowling Among 150 Intellectuals to Sign Open Letter Against 'Intolerance of Opposing Views'
Shorgul stars Jimmy Shergill, Ashutosh Rana, Hiten Tejwani and Suha Gezen, among others. The film may turn out to be controversial because it covers the intolerance debate that rocked India for most of 2015. The film reportedly shows some real-life political situations in the story. (ALSO READ: Shorgul song Tere Bina: This song proves Arijit Singh does not need Salman Khan for his career! Watch video) Also Read - Bhoot – Part One: The Haunted Ship Public Review: I Closed my Eyes, Says Moviegoer
The Shorgul team has also launched a new movie poster to announce the new release date. The poster shows a kind of face off between Jimmy Shergill and Ashutosh Rana. The new promotional also shows other actors of Shorgul and also some newspaper headlines related to the topic. The film is set in Uttar Pradesh. (ALSO SEE: Udta Punjab: All you need to know about the latest controversy in Bollywood) Also Read - De De Pyaar De Poster Out: Tabu Looks Drop Dead Gorgeous in First Look of Upcoming Movie With Ajay Devgn-Rakul Preet Singh, Akiv Ali Directorial to Release on May 17
Watch the Shorgul trailer here again.