Karan Johar moves ahead Ungli for Sajid Nadiadwalas Heropanti

Karan Johar moves ahead Ungli for Sajid Nadiadwalas Heropanti

This is one association which is pretty much turning out for the keeps. With 2 States bringing Sajid Nadiadwala and Karan Johar together, one does expect two of the most powerful men in Bollywood today to be joining hands more often. This also means being empathetic about each other's work, considering the sheer volume of films they are making as well as the collective talent that is on board between them. To ensure that there is no overlapping of interest either, both have been in consistent touch with each other around the release plans of their films.

This led to one such major decision being taken this week, what with Karan Johar gracefully deciding to move Ungli ahead after Sajid Naidadwala approached him to help with a clean arrival of Heropanti.

"Ungli, after being pushed ahead from release last year, was all set to arrive on May 23. On the other hand Heropanti was confirmed for May 16 release. However, with the same date being chosen for the announcement of Indian Elections results, Sajid didn't want to coincide his film's release with that. He decided to move the Sabbir Khan directed film a week ahead but with Rensil D'Silva's Ungli occupying that slot, he didn't want a clash. After all, he and Karan are already bringing 2 States together and it didn't make sense for them to clash at the box office within a month," informs a source.

Sensing this, Sajid decided to approach Karan and explore the possibility of Ungli moving ahead. Even though Karan had earlier done the same last year too so that Shahid Kapoor could have a clean arrival with Phata Poster Nikhla Hero, the man – who is known for valuing relationship over everything else – didn't blink an eyelid and assured Sajid that he won't bring his Emraan Hashmi and Sanjay Dutt starrer on May 23.

"This was music to Sajid's ears since he is very attached to Heropanti," a close associate of the filmmaker adds, "The film is a launch-pad of Tiger Shroff and a Hindi film debut for Kriti Sanon. Sajid shares a great rapport with Jackie Shroff and wants a great first footing for Tiger. In fact he has personally worked with the youngster on everything from his look to the performance to his overall persona. He wants Tiger to be every bit a hero for Heropanti and is opening up a new world for the boy to step in. With Karan moving ahead Ungli for him, Sajid is happy about this strengthened professional and personal equation."

With deck being cleared for Ungli, Sajid is now making sure that the First Look of the film turns out to be a blast. Though he is currently neck deep into the shooting of Kick with Salman Khan, Sajid is keeping a daily tab on the theatrical promo being put together which would be out soon.

Says Sajid emotionally, "Karan is one of those people in the industry who value relationships and I too am very emotional about the people I work with. The fact that he willfully moved his film ahead for my Heropanti is something that I would never forget. I know he is there for the film and especially Tiger."

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