Mumbai: Come September 21 and Bollywood would be a battleground for the divas. Buzz has it Kareena Kapoor starrer ‘Heroine’ is slated to release on the same date as Sridevi’s comeback film ‘English Vinglish’ and Preity Zinta’s ‘Ishq in Paris’.
It’s apparent that the release of three big ticket movies on the same date i.e, Sep 21 would hamper each other’s business in various proportions. Incidentally, Kareena’s birthday is also on the same day.
Hence, it has been learnt that Sri Devi’s ‘English Vinglish’ producers Eros International are reconsidering their decision. If insiders are to be believed, Sridevi may have to bow out of the race.
According to a source close to the production house, Eros is now looking at an early October release for their venture. "They want to postpone the release of ‘English Vinglish’ by two weeks," said the source. But the director of the film Gauri Shinde`s husband R Balki said everything is going `as planned`.
"Eros may announce a new release date soon," added the source. As for Preity`s film, it will in all probability hit the theatres alongside Kareena`s ‘Heroine’.
"Among the three female- oriented films, ‘Heroine’ is definitely in most demand considering Kareena enjoys more boxoffice clout currently. Sridevi`s comeback is meant to be a special event. It has been in the pipeline for years. The makers of ‘English Vinglish’ naturally don`t want to get into a three- way battle at the boxoffice”, said a source.
So, now it’s just Preity pitted against Kareena. Let’s see who wins.