Aamir Khan Opens Up On Laal Singh Chaddha’s Clash With Yash Starrer KGF 2; Sets The Record StraightBollywood
Aamir Khan in an interview finally opened up about the delay and the imminent box-office clash with the Yash starrer KGF 2. Besides that, there were also portions of the film that were yet to be shot.
Aamir Khan’s Laal Singh Chaddha was going strong for a Christmas 2021 release date. However, recently it was announced that the date was pushed to a Valentine’s Day 2022 release. But now the film has been pushed further and it’s going to clash at the box office with Yash starrer KGF 2. While this sounds exciting, there’s going to be a tough fight amid two mega movies and fans have already started rooting for their favorite.
Speaking about the delay Aamir Khan stated that it was indeed the VFX of the film which was taking time, There are two ways of doing the visual effects — you can do a rush job or you can go for quality work. He didn’t want a rush job, hence he preferred to postpone the film.” Further explaining in more detail the actor continued that it was only after the lockdown in March 2020 that it was clear the visual effects work would be delayed. Besides that, there were also portions of the film that were yet to be shot. Keeping these reasons in mind Khan opted to push the release to Christmas 2021. However, post the second lockdown with VFX still a long way from being complete Aamir claims that he sat down with his team to define a more realistic deadline. Interestingly, the team responded that they would be done by March 14 which also is Aamir’s birthday. With a month to lockdown, the nitty-gritty and promote the film, Aamir and the team locked April 14 as the final release date.
When asked about whether to release Laal Singh Chaddha alongside an already announced big-ticket film. Viz. KGF 2, Aamir added, “Ideally, he would never take a date which has already been finalized by the producer of another big film. He hated to give the impression that he’s trespassing on someone else’s territory, but since he’s playing a Sikh for the first time in his career, the Baisakhi day (14th April) seemed to be the most appropriate for the release of Laal Singh Chaddha.
Later talking about the clash with KGF 2 and his reaction on the same Aamir added, “Before he finalized the date, he profusely apologized to the producer (Vijay Kiragandur), director (Prashanth Neel), and lead man (Yash) of KGF Chapter 2. He wrote to them and explained my predicament. He told them how the lockdown had made matters difficult for all producers. He also explained that a Baisakhi release for his film would be ideal. They understood Aamir Khan’s viewpoint and were good enough to ask him to go ahead despite their film releasing on the same day. He was very touched by their gesture. He had a long heart-to-heart conversation with Yash who was very supportive of his plan. He told him that KGF was an established brand name and so, people would patronize the sequel. He also told him that since he was an action film whereas mine was a family film as it was a love story, the two films would hopefully not eat into each other’s collections. He also volunteered to promote his film. He told Yash, he would be watching his film on 14th April in a cinema hall as he’s a fan of the KGF franchise, like millions of others.