The makers of the upcoming romantic film Junooniyat have advanced their release date by a week, with lead actor Pulkit Samrat terming it as a ‘solo release’ on June 17 raising questions about the status of the controversial film Udta Punjab, also slated for a June 17 release.
Junooniyat, which was slated for a June 24 release, advanced its release date by a week a few days back, with the director of the film Vivek Agnihotri issuing a statement where he mentioned ‘being ready’, ‘popular songs’, ‘curiosity for the film’, ‘U certificate with no cuts from censor board’ as reasons for advancing the release. His statement did not mention anything about the numerous films clashing on June 24 or getting more screens and a ‘solo release’ if they come on June 17. Lead actor Yami Gautam said, “Now we are informing, we are coming on 17th, which is even closer to make your close ones come even more closer.”
Pulkit added, “We’re excited to come a little early because we finally get a solo release then. And the response has been great, so we are very confident about it.” Though Udta Punjab has had troubles with the censor board, there has not yet been any confirmation regarding any delay in its release date of June 17. If its release stays on course, most likely they will get maximum screens due to bigger stars as compared to Junooniyat and Jimmy Shergil’s Shorgull also set to rel ease on June 17.