Pavan Malhotra Image Credit: IANS

After struggling with the censor board regarding cuts, the makers of the investigative thriller Missing on a Weekend said it is finally releasing in India on August 26.

“We have finalised our release date, that is August 26. We are still working on the cuts that were suggested to us, we might incorporate them in such a way that the narrative does not get disrupted. We might approach the revising committee of the censor board otherwise, we are still brainstorming if need to take that step,” said director Abhishek Jawkar.

“But we can’t afford to delay the film too much as already the one month delay has burnt a hole in my pockets. Announcing the release date about two weeks in advance is important in formulating promotion and other strategies effectively, so we decided to announce it,” he added.

The film was earlier slated to release on July 1 but was delayed due to the censor board initially suggesting 51 cuts verbally but not giving a written list, due to which the makers had to run file a legal notice for the same. After the notice, the makers received a written list and the cuts were brought down to five.

Missing on a Weekend stars Pavan Malhotra, Karan Hariharan, Dishank Arora among others and is presented by The Red Bulb Studios and Adept Films.