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The release of Farhan Akhtar starrer ‘The Fakir of Venice’ gets postponed once again. Here’s when it’ll Release now?

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To avoid box office clash with films such as ‘Why Cheat India’ and ‘Fraud Saiyyan’, Farhan Akhtar and Annu Kapoor-starrer ‘The Fakir of Venice’ will release in February instead of January 18. Notably, the film will release on 1st of February this year.

In an official statement, producer Punit Desai shared the news and mentioned the presence of other films on 18 January as the reason for changing the release date. Desai said, “’The Fakir Of Venice’ is getting a strong response from all multiplexes and owing to the huge flow of films on 18 January and 25 January, as also ‘Uri’, ‘TAPM [The Accidental Prime Minister]’ and Simmba occupying most screens, our multiplex partners have suggested that the film be moved to 1 February for a justifiable release for this Farhan Akhtar, Annu Kapoor, and AR Rahman enterprise.”

“It’s directed by Anand Surapur who has shot more than 300 AD films and over a dozen super hit music videos. Everyone thought that his work is ahead of time and quite different and quirky. His 1st feature film ‘Quick Gun Murugun’ also went ahead to be globally acclaimed cinema,” he added.

‘The Fakir of Venice’, however, is not new to being postponed. This was supposed to launch Farhan Akhtar as an actor in Bollywood a decade back. It has been postponed quite a few times already. The film was presented as Opening Night Film on April 2009 at the Indian Film Festival of Los Angeles but is yet to see a commercial release.

‘The Fakir of Venice’ is the story of a fake fakir (Kapoor) who goes to Venice to complete an assignment given by Akhtar’s con man character. The film was made in 2008.

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