Says a Bollywood insider, "Both Kajraare as well as Ishk Unplugged are complete and the makers of the former have made the first strike by announcing their release plans. T-Series have closed on 16th October as the release date for Kajraare and it has to be seen whether Studio 18, which has made Ishk Unplugged, will hurry up their release plans or would wait for Kajraare to pass by."
Meanwhile Bhushan Kumar, producer of Kajraare, had made an official announcement around the release of this film which has been set in Jordan and Dubai. "Yes, 16th October is the confirmed date for Kajraare. We are positively arriving on this date", says the head honcho of T-Series. In fact, plans are already been firmed up for the marketing and promotion of the film, even as the film is more than four months away from release. "Kajaare is a prestigious product and we would be aggressive in our marketing and promotion", adds Bhushan Kumar.
Starring Mona Laizza (a popular TV actress from Pakistan) as the leading lady opposite Himesh Reshammiya, Kajraare, which is directed by Pooja Bhatt also stars Amrita Singh, Adnan Shah, Natasha Sinha, Gaurav Chanana, Jawed Sheikh and Gulshan Grover. Interestingly, Himesh plays the role of a lawyer in the film.
Meanwhile, shooting of Himesh's latest film Radio, which is being directed by Isshaan Trivedi, is currently in full swing. Also, talkie portion of John Mathew Matthan's A Love Issshtory is also complete with only the shooting of songs remaining. Though Himesh Reshammiya was unavailable for comment, a source close to the actor says, "Himesh is very confident of all his future films and is very proud of them. Now whether he would be seen first in Kajraare or Ishk unplugged, well...yeh toh waqt hi bataaega!"
Even as Bollywood, along with its fans and followers await with bated breath for the producers' strike to be finally called off any moment, there is a happy problem for Himesh Reshammiya. He has two of his films lined up for release and it is yet to be decided which of them would arrive first. Once the release plans for those dozen odd biggies, which were stuck due to strike and hence are already in the pipeline, become more concrete, there would be better visibility around which of the two Himesh starrers would arrive first - Kajraare or Ishk Unplugged!