Even before its release, the colossal magnitude of Mughal-e-Azam is conspicuous at the 24 Karat multiplex at Jogeshwari in Mumbai. A huge mural of Mughal-e-Azam has been installed outside the multiplex giving the passerby a peek into what's in store for the audience this Diwali.
Incidentally when Mughal-e-Azam was first released 44 years ago on August 5, 1960 there was a huge 40 feet cutout of Prithiviraj Kapoor as Akbar outside the Maratha Mandir theatre at Mumbai Central. The refurbished colored version of Mughal-e-Azam will see two premieres in the city. However this time it will not be premiered at Maratha Mandir where the movie saw an uninterrupted run for three years in full shows.
Maratha Mandir is booked with Aitraaz for the Diwali week. However, the original owners of Maratha Mandir who now own the 24 Karat multiplex will premiere the film at their cinema.