Shahrukh Khan’s FAN is likely to release on September 23 (Wednesday), which happens to be a national holiday for Bakrid. The film, initially scheduled for a August 14 release, was postponed due to the post-production work taking longer than expected.
The final release date hasn’t been officially confirmed by Yash Raj Films, but sources say, a further delay in releasing the film would have pushed the Maneesh Sharma directed film to 2016, something that Shahrukh didn’t want.
The fact that all the other major dates this year have been blocked by other stars, meant that the makers of FAN are likely to settle for a non-festive release – SRK’s first since My Name Is Khan in 2010.
FAN will now get a extended 5-day weekend at the box office and has nine open days before the release of Akshay Kumar’s Singh Is Bling and John Abraham’s Rocky Handsome. Both films are scheduled to release on Gandhi Jayanti (October 2).