Dharma Production has set the field for the next cricket-themed film starring Rajkumar Rao and Janhvi Kapoor. The Roohi pair will reunite for this upcoming sports drama as they will play the role of Mahendra and Mahima. Mr & Mrs Mahi is directed by Sharan Sharma and produced by Karan Johar.
The film was initially scheduled to release on October 7 but as per recent reports, the release of the cricket flick has been postponed. Karan Johar, who has multiple films in the pipeline, is facing a change in the date of theatrical release. Earlier the Rocky Aur Rani Ki Prem Kahani was pushed from 10th February to a later date. Now Mr And Mrs Mahi will see a delay in its release as the shoot has been delayed.
According to a source close to the development, “Mr. And Mrs. Mahi, starring Rajkummar Rao and Janhvi Kapoor, was supposed to be out on October 7. However, the shoot has been delayed. The filming began in May this year and though the makers have shot a chunk of the film, a significant portion remains to be shot. Hence, it won’t be able to make it by October. A new release date would be announced soon. Probably, the film will arrive in cinemas in the first quarter of 2023.”
Earlier in January, pictures of Janhvi prepping for the role of a cricketer were dropped. The Dhadak fame is collaborating with director Sharan Sharma after Gunjan Saxena which was his directorial debut. The actress is also set for the release of her upcoming film Good Luck Jerry. On the other hand, Rajkumar recently released HIT: The First CAse and has Stree 2 in the pipeline.
The source continued, “Dharma Productions has two more films – Govinda Naam Mera, starring Vicky Kaushal, Kiara Advani and Bhumi Pednekar, which is ready for release, and Yodha, starring Sidharth Malhotra and Raashii Khanna. These two films would probably release first and only then Mr And Mrs Mahi would arrive in theatres. A clearer picture would emerge in a few weeks.”
A trade expert remarked, “With Mr And Mrs Mahi postponed and Katrina Kaif-starrer Phone Bhoot being moved to November 4, now the only film is scheduled for release in the first week of October is the Kangana Ranaut-starrer Tejas. It will arrive in cinemas on Wednesday, October 5, to take advantage of the Dussehra holiday. One more film can come on this day as it will get a clean run for two weeks. This is because no significant film would be released on October 14, as it is the pre-Diwali week.”