'The Fakir of Venice' locks February 1 release date

15th January 2019

Annu Kapoor and Farhan Akhtar's 'The Fakir of Venice' has been postponed multiple times now as it is a finished product since three years already. Now the film which was slated to release on January 18 has postponed once again to avoid a box office clash with films such as 'Why Cheat India' and 'Fraud Saiyyan'.

'The Fakir of Venice' was made about a decade ago and was to launch Farhan as an actor in Bollywood, has been shifted quite a few times even at the film festival. Confirming the new release date Punit Desai the producer of The Fakir of Venice said, "The Fakir of Venice is getting a strong response from all the multiplexes. There is a huge flow of films on January 18 and 25."

He further adds, "Also, Uri: The Surgical Strike, The Accidental Prime Minister and Simmba have occupied most screens, so our multiplex partners have suggested that the film be moved to February 1 for a justifiable release for this Farhan Akhtar, Annu Kapoor and A.R. Rahman enterprise."

The Anand Surapur directorial has a song by Grammy and Academy Award-winning musician A.R.Rahman. Going by trailer we can see that Farhan and Annu are out to cheat visitors in a museum in Spain with their 'Fakir' act.