A reticent Siddharth Malhotra has, for the first time, raised his voice against PadMan moving its dates and clashing with his forthcoming film Aiyaary. With Padmaavat hitting the big screens on January 25, Aiyaary decided to get out of the clash as PadMan, too, was slated to open in cinemas on the same day. Aiyaary was moved to February 9, which gave it a shot at being the solo release that week. However, after a meeting with Sanjay Leela Bhansali, Akshay announced that team PadMan, too, would move to February 9. This meant that the clash between Aiyaary and PadMan was on the cards yet again.
In an interview with DNA After Hrs, Sidharth said, “For us, our life is back to square one. We thought that we were being gracious enough and moving forward for an easy and solo release, so that more people could see our film. It was also more of a production call, and rightfully so, as numbers are affected in a way. But we were never shying away from a clash, it was purely to avoid three movies hitting the marquee on January 26.”
"I think there’s an immense amount of love from PadMan team, who just want to latch on to any date that we come on and they are just not letting go. We are pretty happy and confident of our film. Now, the two movies will come on a particular date, so there’s not much that we can do,” he added.
Uh-oh! Sid clearly doesn’t sound too happy!