YOU ASKED IT | 3 March, 2023

Will Luv Ranjan’s Tu Jhoothi Main Makkaar be released on 7th March instead of 8th as Holi festival will be celebrated on 7th, instead of 8th, in some parts of India?

– The producers are still contemplating on the right date to release the Ranbir Kapoor and Shraddha Kapoor starrer. Their problem is not simple because the festival of colours will be celebrated on 7th in some states and on 8th in other states. If some of the big states in North, Central and Western India celebrate on 7th, there may not be much of a point in releasing the film on 8th (as scheduled) because the benefit of the holiday on 7th will not be reaped by the film. Secondly, no benefit would accrue on 8th as the festival would’ve been celebrated on 7th in such states. In fact, the odd-day release (8th, Wednesday) could backfire in such states.

What did you think of the Billi Billi song from Kisi Ka Bhai Kisi Ki Jaan?

– The song seems to be a potential hit. Not only is the song a musical delight but its picturisation is also eye-filling. The dance steps will soon become very popular.

What does the proposed performance on the Naatu Naatu song from RRR at the Oscar ceremony mean for India?

– It’s a major feather in the cap of Indian cinema in general and South Indian cinema in particular. The Naatu Naatu song will be performed by singers Rahul Sipligunj and Kaala Bhairava in their Oscar debut. The song is competing for the Best Song Oscar against This is a life (which will be performed by David Byrne, Stephanie Hsu and Son Lux) from EVERYTHING EVERYWHERE ALL AT ONCE, Applause (to be performed by Sofia Carson and Diane Warren) from TELL IT LIKE A WOMAN, Hold my hand from TOP GUN: MAVERICK and Lift me up (to be performed by Rihanna) from BLACK PANTHER: WAKANDA FOREVER.