Speculation is rife that Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s new offering SAAWARIYA, which is scheduled to hit the screens on 9th November [Diwali week], will not make it on the date. Reportedly, Bhansali doesn’t want to hurry things up just because he has to meet the deadline.
“It’s completely untrue. SAAWARIYA is definitely arriving on 9th November,” Uday Singh, who heads Sony Pictures in India, tells me, “We’ve locked the date. There’s no shifting forward.” Sony Pictures is producing this keenly awaited film.
It’s a known fact that Sony Pictures is keen to give SAAWARIYA an extensive global release. But not many are aware that the film will be dubbed in several foreign languages to cater to the local markets. “See, it all depends on the Country Manager. It’s not right for me to comment on it. It’s their [Country Manager] decision entirely,” Uday says.
The print position is also unconfirmed. “Like water finds its own level, similarly the content finds its own level. We’ll decide on the prints at the time of release. It’s too early to talk about it,” he says, “What’s confirmed, however, is 9th November.” Hope this clarification silences the rumor mongers who thrive on speculation!