New Delhi: The National Award winning actor Akshay Kumar has some huge and exciting ventures lined up for this year. The first one to hit the screens happens to be 'Toilet: Ek Prem Katha'. The buzz around this film is high because it will be clashing with superstar Shah Rukh Khan's next.
Yes! SRK's next with Imtiaz Ali is slated to release on August 11, 2017, and this is the same date when Akki's 'Toilet: Ek Prem Katha' is opening in theatres. Earlier this year, we saw Hrithik Roshan's 'Kaabil' clashing with SRK's 'Raees'.
Talking about this big clash, Pinkvilla.com quoted Akshay as telling a leading daily, “My film is coming on August 11 because it's a big date and an opportune time. Besides, Independence Day, there is another holiday in the same week. Such long weekends can easily take two big releases.Ghayal and Dil clashed, as did Gadar: Ek Prem Katha and Lagaan”
Further, he added, “Yes, Chennai Express came on August 8 followed by Once Upon a Time in Mumbai Dobaara! a week later. The clash was averted by the producers, Ekta Kapoor and SRK. There is a growing tendency amongst superstars to own Republic Day, Independence Day, Eid, Diwali and Christmas weekends. I released Airlift on Republic Day last year and Rustom on Independence Day. Both films were successful but I still do not think I own these dates.As I said earlier, these are good weekends to cash in, but they most certainly do not belong to me or any other actor.”
"Box-office clashes are professional hazards and ideally, they should not have any personal implications. In a situation where we have 200 movies to be accommodated in 52 weeks, clashes have become unavoidable."