Subhash K Jha (DNA; June 13, 2017)

The torrent of simultaneous releases is taking a heavy toll on the smaller films trying to find a release. The latest victim of the crowded-Friday syndrome is the comedy Guest Iin London, a sequel to the 2010 comedy Atithi Tum Kab Jaoge? — about an unwanted guest played by Paresh Rawal. However, the actor who hasn’t had a release in a while now (his last release was Welcome Back in 2015), will have to wait a little longer to be seen on the screen — another three weeks to be precise — since the release date of his next film, Guest In London, has been pushed from June 16 to July 7.

Paresh’s film will now be clashing with the Sridevi-starrer Mom, which releases on the same day. While director Ashwini Dhir maintains that the delay is because the film’s VFX is not complete, a source says the reason is otherwise. “With Yash Raj Films’ Bank Chor releasing on June 16, the best theatres and show timings would go to them. Other films would have to do with leftovers,” the source says.