Bad news for Shahrukh Khan-Kajol-Karan Johar fans if the strong buzz going around in the trade circles is to be believed. Our trade sources claim that Karan Johar"s Dharma Productions" and Shahrukh"s Red Chillies Entertainment"s joint production My Name Is Khan might not release in December 2009 as scheduled. Its release is being postponed to early 2010.
Sources tell us, “The on-going producers v/s multiplex stand off has thrown the scheduled releases dates of many a biggies off the hook. The nearly two and a half months that have been wasted due to the strike is likely to create a heavy rush of releases at the box office once the issue is sorted out. The makers of biggies have already begun plans to tread cautiously if such circumstances arrive. It would mean hara-kiri to release big ticket films together by letting their films eat into each other"s business.
“The reworking of release schedules of their films and pushing them ahead has started taking place. So most of the earlier scheduled big ticket June releases are now coming either in July or in August. Similarly, those earlier planned for August will now be pushed ahead to October – November what with the month of Ramzan starting in August which generally sees no big release. Karan Johar"s Rensil D"Silva directed Saif Ali Khan-Kareena Kapoor-Vivek Oberoi starrer Qurbaan has been planned for a November end release. With the heavy dates shuffling happening there may be a change in release date for it as well and be pushed ahead by a week or two.
“My Name Is Khan was scheduled for mid December release, that is, at least two weeks before Aamir Khan"s 3 Idiots releases. But with all this happening it seems less likely that Karan Johar and Shahrukh would be able to squeeze in their film in between Qurbaan and 3 Idiots which releases on December 25th. So perhaps taking a safer route, they must be intending to release it in early 2010."
If this happens then Shahrukh won"t have any major release in 2009 and his only release would be Dulha Mil Gaya which has him in an extended special appearance.