Besides its content, SHORGUL has been making a lot of noise after its release date came in light. Well this is the third time the release date of the movie has been shifted. Now it's pushed to next month July.
Earlier the movie was preponed from June 24 to June 17, considering UDTA PUNJAB controversy and if it gets delayed. Despite being mired in controversy, UDTA PUNJAB's date didn't change. So, when SHORGUL was slated to release along with UDTA PUNJAB that is on June 17, however the makers pushed SHORGUL's release to July 24 fearing one of the major releases. And now again the movie has been postponed to next week.
While some were abuzz with the reasons that since there are ample films releasing this week Jimmy Sheirgill starrer SHORGUL has been postponed (because the film isn't getting enough screens for release), at the same it is also being reported that the film has been pushed due to political controversy.
However, the producer Swatantra Vijay Singh, in a statement said, “We have been forced to postpone the release of our film to the 1st of July. There is a sense of apprehension in the exhibition sector pertaining to the showcasing of the film and a lot of cinema managers have expressed their reservation. Despite our repeated reassurances there are certain theatre chains who have maintained their stand of not showcasing the film. As first time producers we find ourselves in a handicapped position with minimal support being garnered from the relevant stakeholders. Our film is a creative piece of expression inspired by humanity. It has a strong message for the common man and we hope to receive unrelenting support from the masses to ensure a smooth release on the proposed new date."
When contacted the lead actor of the film Jimmy Sheirgill he remained unavailable for the comment.
The movie stars Ashutosh Rana, Jimmy Sheirgill , Sanjay Suri, Narendra Jha, Hiten Tejwani, Eijaz Khan, Suha Gezen, Anirudh Dave and Deepraj Rana.