Sonil Dedhia (MID-DAY; March 7, 2017)

Govinda may have been the quintessential Bollywood hero in the '90s, but he is currently struggling to release his next, 'Aa Gaya Hero'. It is learnt the actor, who has been busy promoting his comeback movie, hasn't been able to find a distributor.

'Aa Gaya Hero' was initially scheduled to hit the screens on February 24, but the release date was pushed to March 3. Later, it was rescheduled to March 17. However, even that seems unlikely at the moment. A distributor-exhibitor, on condition on anonymity, reveals that the actor is willing to pay distributors to release the film.

"The movie is a repackaged version of Abhinay Chakra, which was supposed to release in 2015, but was postponed indefinitely. In today's day and age, when Bollywood films have high-octane action sequences and fine VFX, 'Aa Gaya Hero' looks dated. Apart from Govinda's dancing, there's no novelty factor. The promos and songs aren't doing well either. There's no buzz around the film in the trade circuit. With the movie set to run into Abbas-Mustan's 'Machine' and Rajkummar Rao's 'Trapped', the decision to release it on March 17 is questionable," said the distributor-exhibitor.

Govinda remained unavailable for comment.