Today:- Jan – Bollywood’s release day clashes dominate in 2016. That two questions on everyone’s mind in Bollywood are: Will Raees and Sultan clash on Rmzan Eid as announced earlier? And will Karan Johar and Ajay Devgn bring Ae Dil Hai Mushkil and Shivaay together on Diwali?
The last face –off of 2015 between Bajirao Mastani and Dilwale left many people within the trade red-faced. So will good sense prevail in 2016? “No way,” says a trade insider. He adds, “Clashes are starting as early as January this year. Airlift and Kyaa Kool Hain Hum 3 have both decided to release on January 22.”
Throwing light on the situation, the source says, “Let’s give the devil his due. Even if we do not look at it as an ego thing, clashes are inevitable.. There are as many as 10 films lined up for release in January. The month that was years ago called jinxed January has now gone on to become jammed January because of the rush at the marquee.”
In all fairness, SRK had hinted in an interview that the release date of Raees could be shifted. Will it then move to the Independence Day weekend? If it does, then what happens to movies like Akshay Kumar’s Rustom and Hrithik Roshan’s Mohenjo Daro? Will they automatically shift to October 2? Forget the biggies clashing; even debutants may not be spared. It is being said that Harshvardhan Kapoor‘s (Anil Kapoor’s son) Mirzya may have to vie with Emraan Hashmi’s Azhar for a piece of the pie on May 13.
Akshay, by virtue of the fact that he does a minimum of three films a year, is bound to clash with more than one hero. If all goes as per plan, after he has clashed with Tusshar in Jannary, his Housefull 3, which is the first big-ticket venture post the Indian Premier League, is Expected to clash with lovebirds Ranbir Kapoor and Katrina Kaif’s Jagga jasoos, Not to forget, Emraan Hashmi’s Raaz Rebooted also wants a window here.
Producer-distributor NR Pachisia sums up saying two big-ticket films should avoid clashing together. He explains, “With films like Bajrangi Bhaijan,PK and Dhoom3, we have seen strong solo releases registering huge numbers. When two films release together, the business gets divided. The better film gets higher numbers. I believe such clashes should be avoided as collections get split up and comparison kills.”
By Teennews1 Network Team