In response to the spitfire that followed after the release date of Kangana Ranaut-starrer Mental Hai Kya was pushed to July 26, thus resulting in a box office clash with Hrithik Roshan's Super 30, the latter has decided to take the high road. In a social media post, Hrithik has expressed that he will not allow Super 30 to be desecrated by another media circus, following repeated attacks by Kangana Ranaut's sister Rangoli.
"So as to not allow my film to be desecrated by yet another media circus, I have decided to shift the release date of my film SUPER 30 in order to save myself from the personal trauma and toxic mental violence this would cause.
Despite the film being ready, I have requested my producers to shift and announce the next suitable date as soon as possible.
Over the past few years, to my utter dismay, I have been witness to a lot of us cheering and encouraging what was/is an open and blatant case of harassment.
I must even now, wait patiently and silently for the collective consciousness of society to take cognizance of such matters in order to maintain our faith in civility of our society.
This unrelenting helplessness must end," Hrithik Roshan wrote in the note he posted on social media.
We had exclusively reported earlier that the makers of Super 30 might shift the release date to August 9, although there was no official announcement of the same. "Ekta (Kapoor) has assured it would be a dignified release. No mud slinging, it was a pure business call as suggested by a top research agency, keeping the releases a week before and ahead in mind," the source had said.
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Mental Hai Kya is directed by National award-winning Telugu filmmaker, Prakash Kovelamudi, who is making his Bollywood debut with the film. Prakash is known for helming films like Bommalata and Anaganaga O Dheerudu in South. The film is written by Kanika Dhillon and is produced under the banner of Balaji Motion Pictures. On the other hand, Hrithik Roshan will essay the character of a mathematician Anand Kumar in Super 30. The film also stars Mrunal Thakur and Pankaj Tripathi in key roles.
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