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The film industry is suffering from major FOMO as far as release dates are concerned. The makers seem to be blocking several dates in advance, for their films, but they seldom stick to them, as with the upcoming sci-fi thriller Saaho. The film has been in the making for way over a year and has gone through many release dates in the meantime.

Starring South star Prabhas and Bollywood actress Shraddha Kapoor in the lead roles, with Neil Nitin Mukesh playing the negative character, the film is now slated for release on August 15. But we hear that there are still a lot of issues, the main one being that shooting for the film is not yet complete. Since Saaho is VFX-heavy, it seems unlikely that the makers of the multi-lingual film will be able to complete it, get post-production done and have time for promotions, all in two and a half months. We also hear that the makers are keeping their options open for the release by looking into a date near Dussehra as it is a big festival in the South.

For now, though, the makers are sticking with the August 15 date, clashing with Akshay Kumar’s Mission Mangal and John Abraham’s Batla House, which is co-produced by T-Series, the presenter of the Hindi version of Saaho. We wonder how this clash will be resolved.

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