Boney Kapoor has apparently decided to postpone the release of his five-year-old Milenge Milenge (with Kareena Kapoor) because his hero Shahid Kapoor has requested it.
No blasts from past
It is learnt that Shahid is keen that his upcoming releases are not blasts from the past. He doesn't want to dilute the high Kaminey gave him, by following it up with a dabbe ka picture (as films long in the making are popularly called in B-Town).
Shahid wants his buddy Ahmed Khan's Paathshaala and Yash Raj Films' Badmaash Company to release first. Shahid feels that Paathshaala has shaped out well and could be his Taare Zameen Par.
Milenge Milenge has been in the making for years and he is convinced that if it releases before the new films, it could mar his popularity. Boney has now postponed his film from April 2 this year to an indefinite date. He is expected to announce the release date in the coming week."
Boney says, "Yes. I have postponed Milenge Milenge from April 2 and Shahid did tell me to postpone the film as he felt that for three films to release at the same time would make all suffer and also cut into the promotional events but he also said that the final decision is mine."
Boney adds that he also pushed the release ahead for other reasons, "We have recorded a new song, Sab Kuch Khatam Hokar Bhi by Himesh Reshammiya. It's probably Himesh's best song and Shahid was very excited when he heard it. He was very excited about the song and said this could be the surprise of the film. He's agreed to shoot the music video. Now I need to ask Kareena."
Sitting on a winner
Boney says that Bebo is willing to promote the film. "This could be something exciting if the two of them decide to promote MM together. In fact, after Bebo finished dubbing she asked the team why we were holding back the release, because she thought we are sitting on a winner."
According to Boney, another reason the film has been delayed is the music company T-Series. "When I played the new soundtrack to Bhushan Kumar, he said that the music is exceptional and would need a six-week window to promote and do justice to it. I have to respect the person who is investing so much into my film. I have been showing promos to different people and everyone is saying that they are looking fresh and fantastic."