Call it being jinxed or rest assured that all good things are worth the wait but Farhan Akhtar‘s most awaited, decade-old film, The Fakir of Venice, has hit another roadblock as its release date has been postponed yet again. The movie, which also stars Annu Kapoor in the lead, has been seeing shifts in its release date, ever since it was made about a decade ago and was intended to launch Farhan as an actor in Bollywood.
Yes! Farhan’s debut movie was not Rock On! and the news of The Fakir of Venice finally gearing up for the big day had elated the makers but their happiness was short lived. According to reports, the Anand Surapur film has been postponed from its original release of January 18, 2019 and will now be releasing on February 1 given the plethora of films already slated to hit the cinemas in the coming Friday.
Confirming the delay, Punit Desai, producer of The Fakir of Venice, told IANS, “The Fakir of Venice’ is getting a strong response from all the multiplexes. There is a huge flow of films on January 18 and 25. Also, ‘Uri: The Surgical Strike’, ‘The Accidental Prime Minister’ and ‘Simmba’ have occupied most screens, so our multiplex partners have suggested that the film be moved to February 1 for a justifiable release for this Farhan Akhtar, Annu Kapoor and A.R. Rahman enterprise.”
The Fakir of Venice has not just a stellar cast but also boasts of a song by Grammy and Academy Award-winning musician AR Rahman as it waits to unleash its story revolving around the dual nature possessed by every human being, which primarily gets exposed as and when the situations demand or as dictated by one’s needs, goals and wants.
Talking about previous delays, the film’s director Anand Surapur told IANS, “It was purely attributed to production issues. Last two years, we working and sorting out internal issues and let A.R Rahman Sir create good music for the film.”
Since the makers have already been patient enough for a decade, we’re sure a few more weeks won’t hurt while they let Why Cheat India and Fraud Saiyyan lock horns at the Box Office this weekend.