Rakesh Roshan’s wonderful gesture of moving Krrish 4 release from December 2017, to avoid a clash with Shah Rukh Khan’s untitled film with Aanand L Rai seems to have started a trend. Earlier, filmmakers would wait for the other guy to blink or take them on at the same date and the face-off ending with one or both makers losing money. Now they are choosing to be sensible and mature about it, rather than making it an ego issue.
Rohit Shetty’s last film Dilwale locked horns with Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s Bajirao Mastani last year. And we all know what happened! Bajirao Mastani crushed Dilwale and emerged as a winner. There have been reports of 2.0, starring Rajinikanth, Akshay Kumar and Amy Jackson, releasing on the date Rohit has announced — Diwali 2017. Both films releasing the same day would mean a Rajini and Akshay vs Ajay clash.
But this time, Rohit has decided to back out of the announced date (October 19) and not release on the same Friday as Rajinikanth’s 2.0. The fourth installment of the franchise, titled Golmaal Again stars Ajay Devgn, Arshad Warsi, Tusshar Kapoor, Kunal Kemmu and Shraddha Kapoor (tentatively) and is co-produced by Rohit. ALSO READ - Ranjinikanth and Akshay Kumar's fight scene in Robot 2 is worth Rs 20 crore!
As a reliable source reveals, "While most directors fight over festival dates for the release of their films, here’s one director who is willing to make the big gesture. Rohit’s films have always released in Diwali week as they represent the bright, happy, larger-than-life festive spirit. But Rohit is very clear that he won’t release on the same day as 2.0. He’s a huge fan of Rajinikanth and he’s grown up on the South superstar’s films and has too much respect for the senior actor to clash with his film on the same day."
Apart from that, Rohit feels that film clashes are avoidable as they create unnecessary negativity. The source adds, "When clashes happen, the focus goes more on who’s doing what rather than on the film’s marketing and promotions. The filmmaker feels that any good day is good for a release as it used to be in earlier times and he’s perfectly happy with releasing Golmaal Again on any other day." ALSO READ - Alia Bhatt REJECTED Golmaal 4 coz of Karan Johar and Ajay Devgn's fight!
Looks like Rohit Shetty has realised that it's better not to clash with a big film after the Bajirao Mastani-Dilwale clash. And we are totally proud of this move by Ajay Devgn and Rohit Shetty. What do you guys think about this latest development? Tell us about your thoughts in the comments section below! Also check out what Kareena Kapoor had to say about not being a part of Golmaal Once Again in the video right here:
( Text by Upala KBR)
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