Batla House Press Show Cancelled. Will The John Abraham Starrer Release On August 15?

Independence Day 2019 was one that John Abraham was excited about. His next venture Batla House was to hit the theatres on August 15, but now the press show has been cancelled. The film has not yet received CLEARANCE from the Delhi High Court

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Batla House Press Show Cancelled. Will The John Abraham Starrer Release On August 15?
The stage was set for the screening of Batla House at Sunny Super Sound, Juhu where journalists had been invited. T-Series and John Abraham were in a gung ho mood because they were extremely confident about the film- but destiny had other plans. They haven't yet got a verdict from the Delhi High Court as yet.

Just about at 1.45 pm, T-Series was informed to not screen the film before they get a clearance on the release, (slated for Thursday, August 15). Therefore, T-Series immediately took evasive action and sent out messages to the media saying that the screening stands cancelled until further notice. Last Friday, the Delhi High Court had declined to entertain a PIL seeking to stall the film's release as the petitioner had not seen the film. "You (petitioner, his lawyers) have not seen the film. Out of trailer nothing can be done. Then why should we hear you," a bench of Chief Justice D N Patel and Justice C Hari Shankar said. Taking note of the view expressed by the bench, the plea by a resident of Azamgarh in Uttar Pradesh was withdrawn as not pressed at this stage.

Ariz Khan, who is currently facing trial in the Batla House encounter case and Shahzad Ahmed, who has appealed against his conviction and life sentence in the same matter, have sought postponing of the film's release on the grounds that proceedings in their cases would be affected. As both Khan and Ahmad are facing trial in the 2008 Delhi serial bomb blast case, they have contended that the movie would affect proceedings in that matter also.

Now the question is, will Batla House see the light of day on August 15 as per the original plan? Besides Abraham, Batla House also stars Mrunal Thakur, Ravi Kishan and Nora Fatehi in pivotal parts. The film will be clashing with Akshay Kumar's Mission Mangal on Independence Day.

Image Source: Instagram/thejohnabraham, Youtube/tseries

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