Saif Ali Khan's Kaalakaandi may clash with Padmavati at the Box Office. Photograph: (WION)
Padmavati may be releasing on the same day as Saif's film
Saif Ali Khan's Kaalakaandi has generated a lot of curiosity ever since the makers have released its first trailer. A dark comedy by Akshat Verma, it has Saif Ali Khan playing a madcap living his life to the fullest after he learns he is diagnosed with stomach cancer.
The film was initially to release in 2017. But the censor board raised objections regarding some of its content and cleared it only now. The film is now scheduled to release on January 12th. But speculations are rife that Sanjay Leela Bhansali's Padmavati may also release on the same date. Would Saif's film stand a chance at the Box Office if such a situation arises?
"If Padmavati comes in [on that day], we will think of shifting our release date. I hope we don’t have to do that. Kaalakaandi is a film I am proud of,” Saif Ali Khan said to the media during the trailer launch event of the film.
Saif's last few films haven't worked at the Box Office and the actor is aware of it. "It’s easy to think that people no longer want to see me in a film. But I don’t do that. I get my confidence back every time, irrespective of whether my film works or not. I’ll keep working and hopefully, things will fall into place,"Mid-day was quoted Saif as saying.
The actor is also okay with the idea if both Kaalakaandi and Padmavati release on the same day. "It would have been nice to see Kaalakaandi releasing with Padmavati, as it shows that we have a film industry, which makes different kinds of movies. Recently, we saw Secret Superstar and Golmaal Again releasing on the same day and both films did well. Personally, I feel it's a good time to have films releasing alongside one another. But filmmakers are wary about it and you need to take that into consideration."
Kaalakaandi also features Deepak Dobriyal, Vijay Raaz, Shobhita Dhulipala and Kunal Roy Kapur.