Bollywood heartthrob Kartik Aaryan is leaving no stone unturned to promote his upcoming film Shehzada. The film was scheduled to release on February 10, 2023. However, the film has been pushed out of respect for Pathaan which is unstoppable at the box office ever since its release.

Kartik Aaryan and Deepika Padukone

The film will now release on February 17, 2022

In an official media statement, the makers of Shehzada mentioned that they postponed the release 'out of respect' for Pathaan. The statement read, "Shehzada get a new release date! Out of respect for Pathaan, this Kartik Aaryan and Kriti Sanon starrer directed by Rohit Dhawan and produced by Bhushan Kumar Allu Aravind, Aman Gill and Kartik Aaryan, the family entertainer will now release on 17th February 2023!'

Speaking about the film being postponed, Shehzada's producer Aman Gill told E Times, , "Yes, we have postponed the film Kartik has immense respect for Shah Rukh and we all love him. We decided that it would be best for our film if we come after a week."

This isn't the first time Kartik Aaryan's film Shehzada has got a change of release date. The film was supposed to release on November 4, 2022, after which it was pushed to February 10, 2023, and now the film has been pushed again to February 17, 2023.

Fans are elated with the success of SRK starrer film Pathaan

A user wrote, "Mausam sach mein bigad gaya." (The weather has changed).

Another user mentioned, "Will Pathaan cross 1000cr in India?"

Shehzada is remake of Allu Arjun's Ala Vaikunthapurramuloo.

For the unversed, Kartik's Shehzada is the official Hindi remake of Allu Arjun's film, Ala Vaikunthapurramuloo. The original movie also featured Pooja Hegde with Allu Arjun. It was released in cinemas in 2020.

Cast of Shehzada

Directed by Rohit Dhawan, the film also stars Manisha Koirala, Paresh Rawal, Ronit Roy, and Sachin Khedekar in pivotal roles. Shehzada also marks Kartik's debut as a co-producer.