Producer Ritesh Sidhwani, who is excited about his upcoming home-production Fukrey Returns, says his film will not get overshadowed by other big-budget films. Asked about Fukrey Returns releasing between two big-ticket films like Padmavati and Tiger Zinda Hai, the producer told media, “Well, if you think our film will get sandwiched between the two big releases, I would say the meat of the sandwich is always much tastier, isn’t it?”
Fukrey Returns is releasing on December 15, 2017. On the other hand, while Padmavati arrives on December 9, Tiger Zinda Hai will open on December 22.
Ritesh added, “Honestly, I am not apprehensive about it. ‘Fukrey Returns’ won’t be overshadowed because of its genre. I know how massive ‘Padmavati’ is, and ‘Tiger…’ is a Salman Khan film. But our film is a comedy, the genre is different.”
The posters and trailer of Fukrey Returns released to a good response recently. The sequel has actors Pulkit Samrat, Varun Sharma, Manjot Singh, Ali Fazal and Richa Chadha reprising their roles. Ritesh said it is a festive season and there will be enough footfall, people will come to watch all the films.
Citing the example of this year’s Diwali releases, Ritesh said, “Like the way a comedy film like ‘Golmaal Again’ did well at the box office and a ‘Secret Superstar’ also got noticed… I think our film will also reach its audience.”
The producer was speaking at the launch of its new song “Mehbooba” on Wednesday. The event also had actors Richa, Pulkit, Varun, Ali and Manjot in attendance.
Fukrey Returns has been co-produced by Farhan Akhtar along with Ritesh under their banner of Excel Entertainment and has been directed by Mrighdeep Singh Lamba.