Mumbai: Angry young man Ajay Devgn has upset his contemporary and action star Akshay Kumar and choreographer turned director Farah Khan. Ajay’s film ‘Toonpur Ka Superhero’ which was slated to release much before Farah Khan’s Akshay Kumar starrer ‘Tees Maar Khan’, will now hit the silver screen on the 24th of December along TMK.
Talking to reporters, an insider revealed, “TMK always had Dec 24 as its release date while Toonpur, a Krishika Lulla-Kumar Mangat Pathak production was slated for release, one Friday (Dec 17) while TMK, a Farah Khan-Shirish Kunder-Akshay Kumar project, had Christmas Eve (Dec 24) for its release date. Farah was informed that Toonpur would release with them as late as last week.”
Moreover, this is for the second time in a row that an Ajay Devgn and an Akshay Kumar film are clashing at the Box-office after their Diwali releases ‘ Golmaal 3’ and ‘Action Replayy’.
Expressing how disappointed Farah was, a source close to the TMK director revealed, "She was planning a solo release. She didn`t want a Sawaariya-Om Shanti Om clash like last time. Obviously, she is stunned at the turn of events. Now she will just have to work harder on her marketing and promotion.Farah is very fond of Ajay Devgn and she doesn`t want things to become controversial as they were during the Sawaariya-Om Shanti Om face-off. She wasn`t expecting it at all."
Kumar Mangat, producer of Ajay’s film said that they had conducted surveys in various schools with children and their parents and over 90 percent of them wanted to watch ‘Toonpur Ka Superhero’ on Christmas Holidays.
Now, call it business strategy or just a mere co-incidence, the two actions stars are sure to giving each other a tuff competition.
And it seems that with the success of ‘Golmaal 3’ over ‘Action Replayy’, the “King of Bollywood” is all determined to give Ajay a good run for his money this time. What say?