Balaji Motion Pictures' romantic drama Once Upon A Time In Mumbaai Dobara which was earlier slotted for an Eid release, along side Shah Rukh Khan's Chennai Express will now release on Thursday, August 15, 2013 (Independence Day). It is learnt that Shah Rukh Khan spoke to Mr. Jeetendra and a meeting was held between Mr. Jeetendra, UTV and Shah Rukh Khan to resolve the situation of both the movies releasing together, and find a win-win situation for all.
"My father and Shah Rukh spoke and have clearly worked out what is best for both the films. Both are big and keenly awaited films and should not be made to eat into each other's business. I have huge respect for SRK and wish him the best," says Ekta Kapoor.
Chennai Express will now release on Aug 8 while Once Upon A Time in Mumbaai Dobara will release on Aug 15.