However as it has turned out, 1st October is a tentative timeline and a final call would be taken in due course of time.
"1st October is not the final date for the release of my film", assures Karan who is currently stationed in USA, "It is currently tentative and we would be in a position to talk about the new release date, if at all that turns out to be the case, pretty soon."
Siddharth Roy Kapoor, CEO, UTV Motion Pictures admits that 1st October is the date which has been pencilled in for Stepmom remake. However, he doesn't shy away from the fact that this release date is open to change.
"Currently the release date is 1st October but we along with Sony Pictures and Dharma Productions would take a joint call if the release plans change. Yes, this is a tentative date but one thing is for sure that the film will arrive in October", he confirms.
Meanwhile Karan too is sure that if the 'shraadh' period indeed falls around 1st October, he won't bring his film in. "That's right, the film will certainly not release during 'shraadh'", he says. Meanwhile, the title of the film is yet to be finalised. "Yeah, that's right, we are still calling it as Stepmom remake but are yet to pencil in on the final title", he informs.
The film has been in news ever since it was announced more than a year back. With an unusual and fresh pairing of Kareena Kapoor, Kajol and Arjun Rampal, the film is helmed by first timer Siddharth Malhotra.
When 1st October release date for the Stepmom remake was announced, a section of industry was surprised. Reason being that the date falls during 'shraadh', a time period when majority of makers stay away from releasing their films. It sounded unbelievable that a big film like Stepmom remake with Karan Johar at the helm of affairs would indeed think of arriving during 'shraddh'.