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Bollywood actor shifts release of his film to avoid clash with historical drama “Padmaavat”

Film-maker Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s “Padmaavat”, originally titled “Padmavati”, had been slated to release on Dec. 1 before a row over its historical content forced its makers to delay the film. The new release date of Jan. 25 was announced on Sunday (January 14), which meant it had to go head-to-head with R. Balki’s “Padman”.

However, Kumar told reporters in entertainment capital Mumbai that “Sanjay’s need was more important” and that there was “no point clashing” their films.

His “Padman” will now release on February 09. “Padman”, which had first dibs on the holiday weekend, tells the story of Arunachalam Muruganantham, the man behind a low-cost machine for manufacturing sanitary napkins in rural India. The film’s unusual storyline and its cast of Kumar, Sonam Kapoor and Radhika Apte led to it being billed as a sure-fire winner at the Indian box office.

That was until the long-delayed historical epic “Padmaavat” arrived on the scene.

“Padmaavat” has been made after a lot of difficulties, we requested Akshay to movie the release date of his film so that it doesn’t clash with an A-lister, said Bhansali at the conference.

The film ran into trouble when Rajput organisations critical of the project accused director Bhansali of distorting history by showing Muslim ruler Alauddin Khilji as the “lover” of Queen Padmavati.

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