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
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
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.