Shashank Khaitan’s film Dhadak featuring Ishaan Khatter and Janhvi Kapoor will now release on July 20. The movie was before booked to release on July 6. Be that as it may, its date has now been moved to July 20. The purpose of the delayed release isn’t clear yet. Dhadak maker Karan Johar shared the news on Twitter that read, “#6monthstoDHADAK #dhadak releasing 20th JULY 2018! Directed by @ShashankKhaitan and PRESENTING #janhvi and #Ishaan @DharmaMovies @ZeeStudios_ @apoorvamehta18.”
Dhadak is a redo of the Marathi blockbuster Sairat, which featured newcomers Rinku Rajguru and Akash Thosar. The first was delivered and coordinated by Nagraj Manjule. Shashank Khaitan had before said in a meeting, “The basic premise is of differences in caste, honour killing and what it means to survive in that world and I feel that is the conflict that is alive all across India, you will hear stories like that. So in that sense, the basic premise (of Dhadak and Sairat) is same. But there are variations.”
While Janhvi Kapoor will make her debut with Dhadak, Ishaan Khatter had prior picked up rave audits for his production in the Majid Majidi movie Beyond the Clouds. Karan Johar has obtained the redo privileges of Nagraj Manjule-coordinated Sairat, which made history in the Marathi silver screen by entering the world-class Rs 100-crore club and turned into a wonder as it kept running in film houses for more than 100 days, particularly in Maharashtra.
— Karan Johar (@karanjohar) January 20, 2018