Mumbai: Actor-producer John Abraham is so impressed with the trailer of his ‘Satyameva Jayate’ director Milap Milan Zaveri’s next film ‘Marjaavaan’ that he has decided to change the release date of ‘Pagalpanti’. This step has ensured that ‘Marjaavaan’ will get a solo release November 8.
Milap recently showed the trailer of ‘Marjaavaan’ to John Abraham. Looking at the trailer, John felt that the movie deserved a solo release.
“‘Marjaavaan’ will benefit from a solo window. Milap is a grounded boy and wonderful writer while Nikkhil Advani is a good, solid man for whom friendship is non-negotiable,” Jon Abraham said late Thursday evening.
“I have worked with directors who have moved on, but Nikkhil understands loyalty and will work with you irrespective of how a film fares. It’s important for all of us that ‘Marjaavaan’ sets the box-office on fire,” added John.
For Milap Milan Zaveri, the actor isn’t just his hero. “John is my friend, my inspiration and the one person who believed in me when no one did. So even though he isn’t part of ‘Marjaavaan’, I know he wants the best for me. Hence, I went across nervously to show him the trailer for his opinion. And I was so delighted that he loved it tremendously,” said Milap.
“He found it very powerful, massy and commercial! So much so that when I casually told him I wish ‘Marjaavaan’ could have a solo release, John instantly offered to shift the release of ‘Pagalpanti’ and allow us to come solo on November 8,” added the director.
Producer Bhushan Kumar added: “We are grateful John agreed on swapping ‘Marjaavaan’ and ‘Pagalpanti’ release dates. Both being our home productions, our trade partners ensure a good release for both the films. John with his entire gang will bring laughter to the audiences just two weeks later,” Kumar stated.
‘Marjaavaan’, starring Sidharth Malhotra, Riteish Deshmukh and Tara Sutaria along with Rakul Preet Singh, was earlier set to release October 2 then moved to November 22. This avoided its box-office clash with the much awaited Hrithik Roshan and Tiger Shroff-starrer ‘War’.