Ayushmann Khurrana and Vicky Kaushal have shared a National Award for best actor, but the two most sucessful actors now are in no mood to have a box office clash. On Friday, filmmaker Karan Johar announced that his production, "Bhoot: Part One The Haunted Ship" has given way to Ayushman's Bala ans will now release on February 21, 2020.
The horror movie was earlier scheduled to release on November 15 this year but "Bala" will now take up the slot. "The tides have changed!!! Even FEAR needs precision! And for that we need the time to scare you sufficiently and efficiently! #BHOOT has a new date !! The 21st of FEBRUARY 2020 ! SEA you then and try and help @vickykaushal09 escape this haunted ship (sic)," Johar posted on Twitter.
In another tweet, he shared the release date of Ayushmann's next "Bala", which is based on the issue of premature balding. "The Further 'Good Newwz' ( pardon the plug) is that my friend's funny, poignant and mazedar film #Bala has a new date which I am proud to announce to all of you! And it's a week earlier! #DineshVijan @ayushmannk @bhumipednekar. The new date is 15th November 2019," he wrote. Both "Bala" and "Bhoot" feature Bhumi Pednekar in pivotal roles.
The Further GOOD NEWWZ ( pardon the plug) is that my friends funny, poignant and mazedar film #Bala has a new date which I am proud to announce to all of you! And it’s a week earlier! #DineshVijan @ayushmannk @bhumipednekar ! The new date is 15th November 2019! pic.twitter.com/ghXdL1jrC4— Karan Johar (@karanjohar) September 20, 2019
Meanwhile, Karan Johar's first Netflix Original Series, Drive starring Sushant Singh Rjaout and Jacqueline Fernandes among others will start streaming soon.
In June, Bhoot: the Haunted Ship makers released the first-look poster of the film where the Manmarziyan actor has an extremely frightened look on his face. In the poster, a bloodied hand with long nails is seen grabbing the 31-year-old’s bruised face as he peeps out of a ship’s broken window.