On Monday, Karan Johar announced on social media that his film Gunjan Saxena: The Kargil Girl will now hit screens on April 24. He even shared that he has exchanged his film's release date with Dinesh Vijan-backed Angrezi Medium, which stars Irrfan, Radhika Madan and Kareena Kapoor Khan. The Irrfa starrer will now release a week earlier on March 13.
He made the announcement by posting a picture with Dinesh and writing, "Friendships in the fraternity are rare but when they exist... They are empowering! Dinoo and I have made an exchange of dates! ANGREZI MEDIUM will come a week earlier on the GUNJAN SAXENA date 13th of March 2020 and GUNJAN SAXENA takes the ROOHI AFZA date 24th April 2020 (sic)."
Friendships in the fraternity are rare but when they exist ...they are empowering! Dinoo and I have have made an exchange of dates! ANGREZI MEDIUM will come a week earlier on the GUNJAN SAXENA date 13th of March.2020 and GUNJAN SAXENA takes the ROOHI AFZA date 24th April 2020 pic.twitter.com/s9j6AkZkgn
— Karan Johar (@karanjohar) February 17, 2020
Have to wait a littttttle longer to share this one with you’ll but I promise it’s special Ready to take off in cinemas on 24th April, 2020! @karanjohar @apoorva1972 #ShariqPatel @pankajtripathi @angadbedi @itsvineetsingh @manavvij @sharansharma @dharmamovies @zeestudiosofficial
Meanwhile, Dinesh Vijan's another film Roohi Afza, which was slated to hit screens on April 24, will be released on June 5 now. Interestingly, Roohi Afza also stars Janhvi Kapoor in the lead role. Janhvi shared another look from her film, co-starring Rajkummar Rao and wrote, "It's going to be a hilariously-chilly ride! #RoohiAfzana will now take over the big screen on 5th June 2020."
Dinesh spoke about the date changes as well and told a news agency, "Angrezi Medium is so special in so many ways but unfortunately Irrfan is unable to promote owing to his treatment. But what's amazing is how so many from the industry have rallied in our support. Karan (Johar) has shown unconditional camaraderie and been so magnanimous by exchanging his release date of 'Gunjan Saxena' and taken my 'RoohiAfzana' release date of April 24. Apart from my gratitude, it's just heartening to see everyone in the industry support each other... I know this spells a positive change of how we will flourish and coexist in the future."
Angrezi Medium, revolves around a beautiful relationship between a single doting father, Irrfan and his daughter Radhika Madan.