Guwahati: A day after the release of Sushant Singh Rajput's last and most awaited film, Dil Bechara, Disney+Hotstar has released the trailer for Vidyut Jammwal's Khuda Hafiz, which has been given an August 14 release date.
Set against the backdrop of the 2008 recession, it narrates the story of Sameer Choudhary, portrayed by Vidyut Jammwal, who is on a search of his missing wife. The film is basically about a husband's search for his missing wife, in a foreign nation. Vidyut plays Sameer Choudhary, while Shivaleeka Oberoi plays the role of his missing wife, Nargis. In the movie, Sameer's search leads him to make some murky discoveries about human trafficking.
Vidyut Jammwal posted the poster of the movie along with the caption, "Presenting to you the true story of a common man who takes an extraordinary journey to save his love (sic)." In a virtual press conference, Disney+Hotstar announced seven films to be released on the platform. The seven movies that are scheduled include Laxmmi Bomb, Bhuj: The Pride of India, The Big Bull, Sadak 2, Khuda Haafiz, Lootcase, and Sushant Singh Rajput's Dil Bechara.
'Khuda Hafiz' was involved in a controversy after Disney+Hotstar invited none of its cast members in its grand announcement event, seemingly favoring only the 'bollywood biggies'. Vidyut expressed his dismay in a tweet where he wrote, "A BIG announcement for sure!! 7 films scheduled for release but only 5 are deemed worthy of representation. 2 films, receive no invitation or intimation. It's a long road ahead. THE CYCLE CONTINUES."
It has been reported that Bollywood actors Akshay Kumar, Ajay Devgn, Alia Bhatt and Abhishek Bachchan, with Varun Dhawan as the moderator, were a part of the panel; Vidyut and Kunal Khemu were not present. Aahana Kumra, who plays a supporting role in Khuda Hafiz, had asserted, "I found out about the press conference after seeing Vidyut's tweet. I have not bothered asking why I wasn't informed. I know it won't lead to an answer. The OTT platforms I have worked with have been warm, professional and democratic in how they present you. They pride themselves in equal representation. This is the first time I have seen such behavior."
It is to be mentioned that Khuda Hafiz is directed by Faruk Kabir and also stars Annu Kapoor. Vidyut will also be witnessed in the Zee5 film Yaara on Friday.