In the last few weeks, our inbox has been flooded with questions related to Shahrukh Khan and Deepika Padukone’s Chennai Express – Release date of the trailer, update on the shooting schedule, screen-war with Akshay Kumar’s Once Upon A Time In Mumbai Again were some of the most frequently asked questions.
Here is all the new updates that we currently have on Chennai Express.
Shooting: For the first time in 6 years, Shahrukh Khan took time out during the IPL season to complete Chennai Express in time for the EID weekend. The last shooting schedule is currently in progress in Kerala. Almost 90% of the film is complete.
Release Date: Although the official announcement hasn’t yet been made, Chennai Express will release on 8th August 2013. Confirmed.
Trailer: The Chennai Express Trailer or Teaser will be out next month. There are rumours that Shahrukh Khan might unveil the trailer during the IPL final in Kolkata.
There were reports that SRK wasn’t too pleased with the music of Chennai Express, composed by Vishal-Shekhar, and has asked the music composer duo to rework on a few tracks. (Not true, the 2 songs that Vishal-Shekhar presented to SRK and Rohit Shetty was approved immediately). The music is expected to release in the second or third week of June.
Pakistan Release: CE was slated to release in Pakistan on August 8th, but the film might release a week or two after EID. A journalist in Pakistan tells us that the Pakistan Film Producers Association took the decision to not release both Chennai Express and Once Upon A Time In Mumbai Again because two big Hindi releases might affect the business of 4 Pakistani films like War, Ishq Khuda, Mera Naam Afridi and Josh. SRK commands a huge fan-following in the country and his last release Jab Tak Hai Jaan did record business. Chennai Express stands to lose at least 5-7 crores if the release is delayed in the neighbouring country.
Screen war: We’ve spoken to quite a few people in the trade and it looks like Chennai Express will be the first choice for exhibitors. The film is almost certain to have around 25% more screens and will also be allotted more shows at multiplexes. CE should release on 3000 screens in India.
More Chennai Express News Updates soon. Stay tuned to Indicine.