Now just about two months away, the big Christmas clash — between Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s, ‘Bajirao Mastani’(BM) and Rohit Shetty’s, Shah Rukh Khan-Kajol –starrer, ‘Dilwale’ — has been a hot topic of discussion in film trade circles.
One could sense déjà vu here as few years back, in 2007, Shah Rukh’s, ‘Om Shanti Om’ clashed with Bhansali’s ‘Saawariya’ and now again they are going to battle it out in the screens.
And for the first time, Shah Rukh Khan comments on the clash and whether the audience will get divided with both the films releasing on the same day.
“Absolutely, there is no science to it, of course the audience will get divided and I believe not just in my films but I believe in and respect each and everybody’s film. It is kind of unfortunate. We make 200 Hindi films a year and there are 54 to 56 Fridays a year, four films are bound to come on the same Friday. But having said that, I feel, the time that we are coming in is the Christmas weekend. There is enough business on that weekend for two films to co-exist and do well. Inshallah, both ‘Dilwale’ and ‘Bajirao Mastani’ will do very well,” said Shah Rukh from Ramoji Film City studio, Hyderabad where he is currently filming ‘Dilwale’.