To cash in on the huge success of the Akshay Kumar and Sonakshi Sinha starrer, Rowdy Rathore, producers UTV Motion Pictures are in a hurry to release the star pair’s next movie, Joker.
Now, instead of releasing Joker on 14th September as originally planned, UTV will release it on August 31.
To achieve this change of dates, the production house has pushed back the release of its Ranbir Kapoor starrer, Barfi!.
“We want to come out with our Akshay Kumar and Sonakshi Sinha film as soon as possible, so we made this switch,” says Siddharth Roy Kapur, Managing Director, Disney UTV.
“It was possible to do this because we dropped the idea of converting Joker to the3D format and so the film does not need much time in post production.”
Shirish Kunder’s Joker will release across UK cinemas on 31st August 2012.