According to Pinkvilla, Ronnie Screwvala confirmed that Sam Bahadur’s release date won’t change to avoid a clash with Animal. Both movies are set to release on December 1. While Sam Bahadur stars Vicky Kaushal and is directed by Meghna Gulzar, Animal stars Ranbir Kapoor and is directed by Sandeep Reddy Vanga.
Talking to the outlet Screwvala said, “We have announced our Sam Manekshaw release date months in advance and we intend to come on December 1st, come what may. We are a film on one of the greatest men to have served his country and we hope audiences support us totally. Content works - it’s no longer about Friday openings - audiences are sharp and decide on their own.”
Animal shifted its date from August to December 1 as the post-production will take longer.
Sam Bahadur brings Kaushal and Gulzar together after Raazi (2018) and portrays the life of Field Marshall Sam Manekshaw. It also stars Sanya Malhotra and Fatima Sana Shaikh.