Saif Ali Khan's next outing Kaalakaandi has been in the news for the longest time regarding its release date. It was initially slated for a September 2017 release but got pushed ahead.
Now, the movie has finally seen the light and will instead release on January 12, 2018. The trailer for the film came out yesterday and it is sure to be one crazy ride, indeed.
However, there is still Padmavati's new release date which is to be announced. Sanjay Leela Bhansali's magnum opus which stars Deepika Padukone, Ranveer Singh and Shahid Kapoor was initially slated to release on December 1, 2017. But, as of now, Padmavati may shift for a January 2018 release instead.
Speaking on Padmavati and Kaalakaandi's release date, Saif said, "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."
While many shy away from box office clashes, Saif thinks otherwise as he believes when different films release on the same day, it shows the diversity in cinema, "It would have been nice to see Kaalakaandi releasing with Padmavati, as it shows that we have a film industry which makes a different kind 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 good time to have films releasing alongside one another. But filmmakers are wary about it and you need to take that into consideration.’"
Meanwhile, Kaalakaandi stars Saif Ali Khan along with the eclectic ensemble of Deepak Dobriyal, Vijay Raaz, Kunaal Roy Kapur, Sobhita Dhulipala, Akshay Oberoi, Isha Talwar, Shenaz Treasury, Shivam Patil, Amyra Dastur, Nary Singh and Neil Bhoopalam. The film marks the directorial debut of Delhi Belly writer Akshat Verma.
The thrilling dark comedy is the story of six characters from different worlds, urban, ambitious Mumbai and its dark, neglected underbelly.
Talking about Kaalakaandi, Saif said, "The film is a cross-section of Mumbai with underworld goons, doomed bankers and idealistic lovers all mixed together in this karmic tale about love, crime and living a lifetime in one night!! I truly consider it to be one of my best films and am really forward to the release."