MUMBAI: The first schedule of Sajid Nadiadwala’s ‘Kick’ was supposed to kick-start on 24 July in London. But with Salman Khan’s court hearing scheduled on the same day, the first schedule of the film has gone for a toss.
A fresh trial began against Salman Khan in the 2002 hit-and-run case yesterday. The actor is being tried for culpable homicide not amounting to murder. The Mumbai court had earlier dismissed a petition of Salman Khan through his lawyer, with a lesser sentence charging him for causing death by negligence.
Salman was supposed to start the first schedule of friend Sajid Nadiadwala’s ‘Kick’ in London with Jacqueline Fernandez and Randeep Hooda on 24 July.
But the next hearing on the case has been scheduled for 24 July, which makes it obvious that the actor will not be able to fly to London to kick start ‘Kick’.
‘Kick’ marks the debut of Sajid Nadiadwala as a director. And looks like it will take some time until Sajid calls his shots.
A source says, “Salman wrapped up the shooting of ‘Mental’ in Hyderabad and returned to Mumbai. Sajid and his team were set to fly to London for the first schedule of ‘Kick’. Now with the court deferring the hearing to 24 July, Sajid has no option but to postpone the schedule.”
First it was ‘Mental’ (‘Jai Ho!’) which had its share of problems, not really because of Salman Khan, but with the Indian courts looks like it will take time for ‘Kick’ to avoid its share of delays and controversies.