Anushka Sharma starrer Pari was suppose to release on 9 February with Sonu Ke Titu Ki Sweety but due to sudden earthquake in Hindi film release domino by a havoc called Padmaavat, release date is now shifted to March 2 in order to suit the occasion of holi. Since Padmaavat announced it’s release on 25 January, Siddharth Malhotra starrer Aiyaary walked 2 weeks and got a release date on 9 February saving itself from Padman as well. Sonu Ke Titu ki Sweety moved to 23 February because Akshay Kumar decided to leave Republic day and come down to 9 February.
Pari could not have sustained that day anyways but worse has already happened to John’s Parmanu as it was initially suppose to release on 8 December officially and than got delayed because of Padmaavat. Fukrey returns and Parmanu would have had a fair clash on 8 December 2017 but Padmaavat got it’s release date on 1 December 2017 and only six day window would not be enough for a film that massive so Fukrey Returns got shifted a week later to 15 December clashing with Star Wars The Last Jedi. Parmanu could not find a release date than and got halted indefinitely till recent announcement.
In turn of events Padmaavat got snubbed not knowing when to release if at all and Fukrey Returns smarted their way towards 8 December release date got a solo release and enjoyed 2 good weeks of becoming a superhit till Tiger Zinda Hai arrived but Parmanu could not arrange itself a time slot there. After all the events Parmanu found itself releasing on March 2, trailer of which still has not come out and Pari also gets to settle happily on that. After all the trouble, the sword called Padmaavat indirectly fell on Parmanu twice. Parmanu is certainly a bigger film than Pari with better star value but Pari is a horror genre, which gathers extreme attention if good.