Saif Ali Khan’s and Navdeep Singh’s adventure action drama has been much in the news ever since it was revealed that the actor is playing a Naga sadhu in the film. The film has been in the works for around two years and recently the makers revealed that the film has been titled Laal Kaptaan. The film was supposed to release on September 6 but according to an entertainment website the makers are planning a shift in the film’s release.
Recently there have been several shifts in the release dates of films owing to very few Fridays available in the year and several biggies trying to avoid a clash at the box office. Laal Kaptaan’s release date has also been shifted due to this reason. An entertainment website quoted a source, “Suddenly, there's been a lot of rejig in the dates, especially around August-September. Initially, Saaho was supposed to release on Independence Day along with Mission Mangal and Batla House. But now, it's been moved to August 30. That also has caused another shift. Nitesh Tiwari's Chhichhore will now hit screens mostly on September 6 and if that happens, Aanand L Rai won't clash with that project for sure at the box office. They won't get enough screens to release Laal Kaptaan."
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The website further reported the source who informed that there is some work left on the film as well. The website reported, “A little bit of patchwork is left to be shot. They realized it while on the edit table. But Saif is currently in London shooting for another film Jawaani Jaaneman. He returns to the city only around mid-August post which they will complete filming those portions again. The film has shaped up really well and is being touted as one of Saif's finest performances till date. That's why the makers are willing to delay it a bit but not compromise on the quality.”
An official confirmation about the release date is awaited soon. Laal Kaptaan is produced by Aanand L Rai and Eros Now. It also stars Deepak Dobriyal.