KGF postponed; gets wider release in Hindi
Excel Entertainment and Anil Thadani are distributing the film, which will simultaneously be released in five languages on December 21
KGF, starring Yash, which was supposed to hit the screens on November 16, has now been pushed to December 21. Reason being, the film, which will be released in all south Indian languages, is also set to make a big splash in Hindi.
The film will be distributed by Excel Entertainment, owned by Farhan Akhtar and Ritesh Sidhwani, along with Bollywood distributor Anil Thadani, under AA Films Worldwide. These producers, who have released some of the biggest hits, are known to be selective about distributing. They have, for the first time, come forward to distribute a Kannada film in Hindi. We had, in an earlier report, mentioned that the KGF team was meeting Tadhani and Akhtar, and the news of the film getting a bigger release in Hindi, now stands confirmed.
The decision to postpone the Prashant Neel directorial was taken considering the film will get a wider release in Hindi, and will open to a larger audience. Since this is a sudden development, even the trailer release will be pushed back.
Simultaneously released in five different languages, KGF is the biggest release yet under the Hombale banner. Model-turned-actor Srinidhi Shetty will make her debut in the film, which will have Bhuvan Gowda handling the cinematography and music by Ravi Basrur.
This film raises the bar for Yash, who is now going pan-India. The actor, along with the team, is leaving no stone unturned and new elements are being added by the day to make the film a hit. Incidentally, the KGF hero is already known in the north, thanks to his earlier Kannada films being dubbed in Hindi.