The 3D version of the 1975 Bollywood classic Sholay, which was slated to release on megastar Amitabh Bachchan's 71st birthday on October 11, is now likely to release in January 2014. The makers wanted a four-week window for the film.
"We have requested cinemas to give us a four-week window. So, we are currently in talks with cinemas for a date in January," Jayantilal Gada, who is the presenter of the film, said in a statement.
The film is very significant for the makers as they have spent three years on this new 3D project. "It's an old film. We don't want to rush to cinemas for a one-week window because this is not like a Chennai Express or any new film which gets a big opening," Gada added.
Sholay, directed by Ramesh Sippy, is a landmark film in Indian cinema. It features Dharmendra as Veeru and Amitabh as his friend Jai. This is known to be one of the legendary friendships in Hindi cinema. Hema Malini, who played the effervescent Basanti in the film that cannot be forgotten by a majority of the nation. Late Amjad Khan played the iconic villain named as Gabbar Singh. This name was so famous once that it ha not faded out yet.
Be it old or the youth, everyone is familiar with Sholay. This 3D version's release will be a chance for everyone to relive their past. We know that many of you have not yet watched this movie, so just hold on a little longer as you can see it in 3D in January 2014.