By Subhash K Jha
BOLLYWOOD: The release of the long-awaited Rajinikanth starrer Kochadaiyaan has been postponed yet again.
After many postponements the film had been “finally” announced for April 11 alongside the Big B’s Bhootnaath Returns. But now it seems the Big B would have to go it alone on that Friday.
The new release date, according sources very close to the project, is May 1 .
Says a source very close to the project, “Despite our very best efforts we’re just not ready.We need two more weeks and we are not willing to speeden the post-production just because we have been missing other deadlines in the past.”
This is the fifth time that the film’s release has been postponed. The official reason for this the latest postponement is going to be the Lok Sabha elections in April.
When contacted the film’s co-producer Dr Manohar said, “We are looking at a new date.Yes, we’re looking at the one mentioned by you. The censoring of Kochadaiyaan in all the various languages is not yet done.”
Weirdly, the film has to be censored repeatedly although the content is exactly the same in every language.