Hrithik Roshan’s film Super 30 was about to release this year on January 26. But Director Vikas Bahl got embroiled in #MeToo controversy and the post-production of the movie got delayed. Therefore the release date of the film was extended.
Filmmakers decided to release the film on 26 July. Recently Ekta Kapoor decided to release Kangana Ranaut’s ‘Mental Hai Kya’ on the same day. Once again the old dispute between Kangana Ranaut and Hrithik surfaced.
Now Hrithik has said that he does not want to revive the old dispute and so he has asked the producers to finalize a new release date. He said that he has taken this step “in order to save (himself) from the personal trauma and toxic mental violence this would cause”.
The decision has come after Mental Hai Kya producer Ekta Kapoor changed the release date of the film from June 21 to clash with Super 30 at the box office.
Though the clash was being seen as Hrithik vs Kangana at the box office, Ekta maintained that it will be a “dignified release” and “there will be no mud-slinging.” She also clarified that it was purely a “business decision”.
However, fans of Hrithik and Kangana began fighting it out on social media, soon after news of the clash broke.
Kangana’s sister Rangoli Chandel claimed in a series of tweets that Hrithik was trying to bring the actress and Mental Hai Kya down with underhand PR tactics.
Now, Hrithik has decided to take a step back and avoid the clash altogether. Sources said the filmmakers are deciding a new release date and do not want the new date to clash with the release date of any other big movie.