The film releases on October 2nd...
Bejoy Nambiar’s third feature film Wazir, a psychological thriller featuring Amitabh Bachchan and Farhan Akhtar, finds itself in a peculiar situation.
The film is ready and all set for a release. But its principal actors cannot seem to co-ordinate their dates to promote the film. Says a source, “Both Mr Bachchan and Akhtar are extremely busy artistes. They aren’t just shooting films but also attending numerous activities and events. To get them individually to promote a film is hard enough. But to get them on the same platform is a matter of complicated logistics which the team is trying to work out.”
Producer Vidhu Vinod Chopra is keen that the two actors promote the film together. “Big B and Farhan are the film’s backbone. They are the face and the soul of the film. All promotions would have to centre around them jointly,” says the source.
The tentative date for the film’s release is October 2. Two other big films — Nishikant Kamat’s Rocky Handsome and Prabhudheva’s Singh Is Bling — are already slotted the same day: Gandhi Jayanti. So, Wazir may look for another window altogether.
Says Bejoy Nambiar, “We are looking at collaborative promotional events with Mr Bachchan and Farhan. I have a dream cast and we’d like to make optimum use of their presence in our film. Getting them together on the same platform is a bit of problem. We’re working on it.”
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