Although we're several months away from Diwali, several dream
merchants have already set their eyes on the festive week. In fact,
a number of films have already been confirmed for release in the
festive week this year. Sometime back, we had told you that Subhash
Ghai's Yuvraaj, Ashtavinayak - Rohit Shetty's Golmaal
Returns and Yash Raj's Roadside Romeo [an animation
film produced in association with Walt Disney] have already locked
the date [October 24]. There's talk that Karan Johar is also
bringing Dostana [Abhishek, Priyanka, John] on this date.
Now here's a piping hot development pertaining to the Diwali
week. Nikhil Advani's Chandni Chowk To China, which marks
the foray of Hollywood giant Warner Bros. in Hindi films, is also
confirmed for Diwali. Not on October 24, but on October 29. Not on
a Friday, but on a Wednesday.
Reason being, people would be busy with the festivities and
visiting each other all through the festive week. The occupancy at
movieplexes, therefore, might take a hit during certain days. The
business would only escalate once the festivities and
festival-related ceremonies get over. Hence, it's October 29 for
Chandni Chowk To China.