Why is Akshay Kumar miffed with Sanjay Leela Bhansali?

After Rowdy Rathore, Akki and SLB have now teamed up for Gabbar. But we hear there is trouble brewing between the actor and the producer

Akshay Kumar isn’t happy with Sanjay Leela Bhansali who is co-producing his upcoming film Gabbar. Just a few days back, SLB announced that his Akshay starrer will have a Republic Day release and this hasn’t gone down well with the latter. But you ask, why? Well, filmmaker Neeraj Pandey has already locked the same date for his untitled project which has Khiladi Kumar in the lead. And no actor wants two of films to clash at the box office, hai na? So no guesses why Twinkle Khanna’s hubby dearest is irked with Bhansali. We hear Akki was taken aback by his producer’s decision as the Ram-Leela director finalised the release date of Gabbar without his consent. Apparently, AK clearly expressed his displeasure to Shabina Khan who is co-producing the film along with Sanjay Bhansali.

We hear Akshay even had a showdown with Shabina who was surprised by the former’s reaction. While talking a leading tabloid, a source said, “Akshay is sure that if both the films release simultaneously, the conflict will only divide his audience. Shabina was taken aback by the conversation and Akshay’s anger but she promised to look into the matter.”

While Bhansali will lock horns with Karan Johar next year as his Bajirao Mastani will release alongside Shuddhi, we’ll have to wait and see whether he avoids his clash with Neeraj Pandey at the box office or not.