Fenil and Bollywood

Dont watch my film RAAKH-Aamir Khan!

Posted on: May 31, 2009

Aamir Khan’s dead against the re-release of his film in multiplexes

DEEPALI DHINGRA Times News Network (BOMBAY TIMES; May 31, 2009)

It’s known by now that Aamir Khan’s film Raakh is all set for a re-release as a part of a joint venture between two production houses on June 12. But for those fans of Aamir, who’re waiting to see their favourite star in the film that released two decades back, here’s some disappointing news. Apparently, the actor himself isn’t in favour of the film’s re-release. The reason is that Aamir is supporting the producers stand in the ongoing dispute between multiplex owners and producers and feels that the rerelease of Raakh will send the wrong message to everyone. Says Aamir, “Raakh is my second film and was released in 1990. Currently the person holding the rights is being opportunistic and is trying to make a quick buck by releasing the film during the strike. Also, the multiplexes might buy into the film in order to try and score a point over me and the unity of the producers. I therefore request my fans to stay away from all my films if they are released in any National Multiplex Chain during this period of struggle.

Anvita Thapliyal, speaking on behalf of the pro
duction house that’s re-releasing Raakh, says that by doing so, they want to revive Indian cinema. “It’s a great film that deserves another chance,” she says, adding that they have plans of reviving other films as well. As for which theatres they would release the film in case the strike doesn’t end, she says, “It’s not yet decided if we will release it in single screen theatres or multiplexes. We will do whatever is best for the film but the film has a lot of potential for single screen theatres, specially in the interiors, where they might not have multiplexes.” It should be noted that the other films that were re-released in the past two months including Ghajini, Race, Jodhaa Akbar, A Wednesday, Oye Lucky Lucky Oye, Rang De Basanti, Fashion, Golmaal Returns and Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi were screened only in single screen theatres.
NOT NOW: Aamir Khan and (above) in Raakh. For more pictures of the actor, visit http://photogallery.indiatimes.com
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