BY ANUJ RADIA
The Harshvardhan Kapoor starrer superhero flick Bhavesh Joshi was initially slated for a May 25, 2018, release. However, the actor himself took to Instagram yesterday to reveal the new release date of Vikramaditya Motwane’s directorial.
Bhavesh Joshi will now release on June 1, 2018, and will, in fact, clash with sister Sonam Kapoor’s movie Veere Di Wedding. Directed by Shashanka Ghosh, Veere Di Wedding also stars Kareena Kapoor Khan, Swara Bhasker, Shikha Talsania and Sumeet Vyas in pivotal roles.
In an interview with a publication based in Mumbai, when Harsh was asked about the clash – he stated:
“The films belong to two completely different worlds. It’s a great date for both of them because it’s the first weekend after the end of the country’s biggest cricketing league.
The other big releases will have filtered out by then too. Sonam, Rhea, dad (Anil Kapoor) and I are thrilled about the simultaneous releases because June 1 will be a day of celebration. We are not looking at it as a clash, it’s a great opportunity.”
“With dad, Arjun (Kapoor, cousin), Jahnvi (Kapoor, cousin) and many other siblings working round-the-clock at the movies, there are bound to be more overlaps in the future,” Harsh added.
Talking about how the release date is going to be memorable for the family, Harsh concluded, “In an industry where people are so reluctant to change in terms of box-office clashes, June 1 will be a memorable date for our family.”
Meanwhile, Motwane recently revealed that Harsh was not the first choice for Bhavesh Joshi. Vikramaditya had approached Shahid Kapoor, Sidharth Malhotra and Imran Khan as well.
In another media interview, Motwane said: “We spoke to Shahid, but it was very briefly… For this film, casting went through a lot of changes. Imran Khan was to be part of it, then it went to Sidharth Malhotra.
With Imran it was like, his career wasn’t going well and we couldn’t raise the money. I am quite sad about it. With Sidharth, it just fell apart. With Shahid, it was just a conversation, it was never formulated.”