It will be Kangana Ranaut versus Hrithik Roshan once again but this time at the ticket window as release of Mental Hai Kya has been postponed to July 26 by the makers of the film. In January, Hrithik announced that his film Super 30 will release on July 26. The decision was taken after director Vikas Bahl was accused of sexual assault by a woman who worked under the now dissolved Phantom Films.
Ekta Kapoor’s Balaji Motion Pictures, producer of Mental Hai Kya, said that the clash is not deliberate and they have decided to push the release from June 21 to July 26 “after recommendations from distributors, trade analysts and research team”. “We have been advised to shift the release of our movie to July 26, purely for the business prospects. On knowing, that there is already a movie scheduled for a release on that date, we did it all in our purview to ensure that there will be no mud slinging and it will be dignified release. We stand by assuring that to all other parties,” the statement read. Soon after the announcement, various online entertainment portals and social media users started labelling the change in release date deliberate. Ekta took to Twitter to condemn the reports.
“My decision my film... So all brickbats directed to me please. I’m my own person,” she wrote. Even the makers have confirmed that Super 30 will hit the screens as scheduled on July 26, amidst hullabaloo that its release date may be changed due to a clash with Kangana Ranaut’s Mental Hai Kya. “There is no change in the release date of Super 30. The film will hit screens on July 26, 2019,” a post from the official Twitter handle of production banner Reliance Entertainment.