Kajol is gearing up for the release of her upcoming film Helicopter Eela. In the film, she will be seen playing the role of a single mother to the National-Award winning actor Riddhi Sen. The movie was all set to hit the screens on September 7, 2018 but according to reports it has been pushed to October as director Pradeep Sarkar has been hospitalised due to dengue.
According to the official spokesperson of the film, Sarkar was recently diagnosed with dengue and was hospitalised.
“While in the hospital he came out to direct a scene with Mr. Amitabh Bachchan to complete the shooting schedule of ‘Helicopter Eela’. Special care was taken with an ambulance and a doctor on standby on the set. He had an IV drip on his hand and after completing the shoot he went back to the hospital to continue with his treatment,” read the statement.
But producer and actor Ajay Devgn did not want to continue the post of the film without Sarkar. Talking about it, a source stated to the leading daily, “Ajay doesn’t want the post-production of the movie to go on without Pradeep dada around. He wants the director to complete the film as per his vision. Ajay is ready to wait for Dada to be fit enough so he can himself oversee the last stages of post-production. So, he decided to defer the release to October 12.”
The film has been postponed by a month and will now hit the screens on October 12, 2018.