The release of the much-awaited biopic on Sanjay Dutt, starring Ranbir Kapoor has been postponed. The film will now release on March 30 next year.
Speculations suggested that the release has been pushed over because it clashed with Salman Khan's Tiger Zinda Hai which is going to hit theatres on December 23 this year.
Confirming the news an official statement has been made by Fox Star Studios, that reads, "Fox Star Studios inks a 3 film deal with Rajkumar Hirani and Vidhu Vinod Chopra over their next ventures. Collaboration commences with Sanjay Dutt’s untitled biopic releasing on March 30, 2018, followed by Vidhu Vinod Chopra’s directorial next.”
Trade analyst Taran Adarsh confirmed the news
#BreakingNews: Sanjay Dutt biopic to release on 30 March 2018... Rajkumar Hirani directs... Stars Ranbir Kapoor... NOTE: Not titled yet.— taran adarsh (@taran_adarsh) June 2, 2017
#BreakingNews: Fox Star Studios inks a 3-film deal with Rajkumar Hirani and Vidhu Vinod Chopra over their next ventures... contd.— taran adarsh (@taran_adarsh) June 2, 2017
Fox-VVC-Rajkumar Hirani collaboration commences with Sanjay Dutt's biopic, followed by Vidhu Vinod Chopra's next directorial venture.— taran adarsh (@taran_adarsh) June 2, 2017
Although the statement doesn’t mention the third film, it is assumed that the third film would be the third instalment of the Munna Bhai series.
So with the Dutt biopic moved over to next year, Salman Khan and Katrina Kaif’s Tiger Zinda Hai will have an uncontested release on December 23, 2017.