As Rajkumar Hirani’s Sanjay Dutt bio-pic Sanju storms the box office, no new Hindi releases are planned for the next two weeks. The next big Hindi release is the Karan Johar produced Ishaan Khatter – Janhvi Kapoor starrer Dhadak today on July 20. The Hindi remake of Sairat, Marathi cinema’s most successful film of all times, which will bring to Bollywood the late Sridevi’s daughter Janhvi Kapoor and Ishaan Khatter, Shahid Kapoor’s immensely gifted sibling.
The film’s co-producer Zee Studios and Dharma Productions will spare no expenses to ensure the film reaches out to an optimum audience. But the problem now is the unexpected magnitude of the success of Sanju.
Says a source affiliated closely to the production of Dhadak, “Of course it’s a concern. Sanju is bigger than anyone’s expectation. We now wonder if it will affect the audience for Dhadak.”
Karan Johar is in a fix since both Sanju and Dhadak are dear to him. Says a close friend of Karan’s, “Though Sanju is not produced by Karan he is very close to the film’s leading man and also very fond of Rajkumar Hirani. So yes, he is concerned about Dhadak. But he’s also very happy for the Sanju team.”