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"It was a decision taken almost instantaneously by all of us in the Pad Man team when Sanjay Leela Bhansali and Viacom 18, the producers of 'Padmaavat', approached us with the request that we move. It didn't take us a minute to agree to their request. It's the least we could do for a project that has gone through so much. Padmaavat needs the Republic Day slot more than us. We don't mind moving ahead by two weeks because we know whenever we come, we have a winning project on hand," R Balki told IANS.
"Of course, we have to be selfish about our own film. But not at the expense of someone else's film. We can't say, 'Usski film gayi bhaad mein (to hell with their film)". Because if someone else's film gets into trouble, we must remind ourself that the trouble could befall our film also," he added. "Padmaavat was destined come solo. I hope it stands tall and I wish it glorious success," he told IANS.
Padmaavat, with Deepika Padukone, Shahid Kapoor and Ranveer Singh as three protagonists, will open in theatres tomorrow.
(With inputs from IANS)
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