It was announced just a couple of days back that Salman Khan is bringing his film ‘Mental’ on the weekend of the next year’s republic day.
A source confirms, “The film has been slated for release on 28th March next year. This gives the film a four day weekend since Monday, 31st March is the occasion of ‘Gudi Padwa’ and Ugadi”
Indian New Year including Maharashtra, Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh are celebrated in various parts of the country so this is a major holiday on this day.
“The day is all the more important since it would be the first Friday after the culmination of school board examinations,” the source adds, “Since the film, with Tamannaah Bhatia as the leading lady, has been designed as a family entertainer, Akshay stands to benefit a lot from the four day weekend” the source added.
For the director duo of Sajid Farhad, the released date couldn’t have been better planned as the weekend would also be one of the last ones to see a notable film being released before IPL 2014 kick-starts.
The producer Ramesh Taurani confirmed the developments.
“Yes that’s right. These are the reasons why we chose this date. It is a fantastic day and we have planned it all out accordingly” he said.
Its Entertainment would begin shooting next month in Bangkok extensively. The film will also bring back Mithun Chakraborty and Sonu Sood.