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John Abraham's 'Parmanu' release likely to be deferred due to 'Pari'?

The producers of the John Abraham-starrer want to space out its release date so that it doesn’t affect the business of their other film, Pari

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The news that Padmavat is likely to release on January 25 has had a domino effect on other movies, which were supposed to hit the marquee in the next two months. KriArj Entertainment, which is co-producing Pari, has already shifted the Anushka Sharma-starrer from February 9 to March 2. However, the production house’s other venture, Parmanu: The Story of Pokhran, is still trying to find a release date. 

The movie, which features John Abraham and Diana Penty, was previously pushed from December 8 to avoid the after-effects of a big film like Padmavat, which was supposed to open in cinemas on December 1. Then, it was decided that Parmanu would hit the screens on February 23, along with Rani Mukerji’s Hichki. Recently, Vashu Bhagnani announced that his Boom Boom In New York, which stars Sonakshi Sinha and Diljit Dosanjh, too, will be in theatres on the same day.

Now, trade sources tell us that the makers of Parmanu plan to change the release date for the third time. Says our source, “A three-way clash will hamper the movie’s business and nobody wants to lose money. Plus, KriArj has just announced that Pari is coming on March 2, so it doesn’t make sense for them to have two films releasing back-to-back. 

Ideally, the makers want a fortnight’s gap in between their movies.” But will John, who is co-producing Parmanu, budge again? Adds another source, “Reportedly, John wasn’t too happy to leave the December 8 spot as well. So, it will take a bit of convincing but he should understand the scenario and think about what serves his film best.”

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