Barring one, filmmakers releasing movies as per schedule

By Subhash K. Jha

Mumbai, Nov 28 (IANS) Despite the terror attack in Mumbai, the makers of "Sorry Bhai" and "Oye Lucky! Lucky Oye!" are going ahead as per the release plans, but the screening of director Kunaal Roy Kapoor's "The President Is Coming" has been postponed.

Dibakar Banerjee was unsure about the release of "Oye Lucky! Lucky Oye", which is being produced by UTV Motion Pictures.

However, Siddharth Roy Kapoor, CEO, UTV Motion Pictures, said: "We're going ahead with the all-India release on Friday. But we're releasing in Mumbai on Saturday instead of Friday."

Siddharth's brother Kunaal's film "The President Is Coming", which was scheduled to hit the screens Friday, has been postponed.

"We're not going ahead with the release of my film this week. Given the current circumstances, it isn't proper," said Kunaal.

Rohan Sippy, who has produced Kunaal's film, added: "We've postponed the release in the light of the horrific developments in Mumbai. This is not the right time to release our film. We're only concerned about the victims of this terrible attack."

Mumbai Mantra, which is distributing Onir's "Sorry Bhai", too is going ahead with the release.

"We've cancelled the premiere of 'Sorry Bhai' due to the situation in Mumbai. But we believe life should return to normalcy and we shouldn't give in to the feeling of terror that these elements want to create. So we're going ahead with the release on Friday," said Vikramjit Roy, head of media promotions of Mumbai Mantra.

Meanwhile, the shooting of Leena Bajaj's "Teen Patti" featuring Amitabh Bachchan got postponed.

Said the film's cinematographer Aseem Bajaj: "We were shooting on Wednesday night with Bachchan saab inside the Juhu Centaur, which is a step away from his residence Jalsa. At around 10.15 p.m. we came to know what was happening. We immediately packed up and made sure Mr. Bachchan got home. We weren't supposed to shoot with him on Thursday, we had shooting with Tinu Anand but it got cancelled. Today, Friday, we're back shooting. What choice do we have?"

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