Ranveer Singh, who’s gearing up for the Kapil Dev biopic, 83′, along with director Kabir Khan, may get a little worried as the film is likely to get postponed. Why, you may ask! We reported a few days ago how Phantom Films is getting dissolved after differences cropped up between its four partners- Anurag Kashyap, Vikas Bahl, Madhu Mantena and Vikramaditya Motwane. They were on board as the film’s producers.
When asked what lies ahead for the film, a source said, “The film was slated to go on floors with Ranveer Singh from November/December 2018, however with the producers now backing off, the film has landed in a soup. While Reliance is on board as a distributor, the film doesn’t have any sort of monetary backing. Kabir Khan, who is one of the co-producers of the film is in talks with Reliance to come up with a possible solution, because of which there might be a delay in the first shooting schedule.”
However, the film will not be shelved, confirms the source. “The film is happening for sure as Kabir has worked with his team of writers on the script for more than 6 months. The final draft of the film is locked and both Kabir and Ranveer are excited to start shooting for the film. There might be a delay in first schedule but given Kabir’s track record as a director and Ranveer’s star-power, getting a new producer on board might not be that uphill a task. Reliance is also considering producing as well as distribute the film, however the final call will be taken soon after multiple meetings with Khan. Basically, there might be a minor delay. We shall get a clear picture in a couple of weeks about the shooting schedule after Kabir has multiple meetings with Reliance.”
The film is slated to release on April 10, 2020, on the occasion of Good Friday!
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