Amir Khan one of the biggest heroes of B-Town, We all know how his movies pull crowd not just in India but overseas as well, After the Huge success of Dangal he is coming with Thugs Of Hindusthan, which is being made with a budget of 200+ crores. On the other hand Rajinikanth, Biggest ever Superstar in the history of Indian Cinema, His flop movies like Kabaali also creates records, Such is his following, And this time he is coming with the Sequel of his biggest hit ever “ROBOT” The 2.0, Which also stars Bollywood Superstar Akshay Kumar in negative role. The movie is made with a whopping budget of 400 Crores making it the costliest movie ever made in India. Now you can imagine the amount of Pre-business both movies are capable of. Now imagine the amount of loss if these both movies clash on the same day … This is what Amir Khan has to say about the situation.
Robot 2.0 was supposed to be released in January 2018, But it got postponed to April 2018, but due to Delay in VFX work now the team has set Diwali as their target, According to the sources Robot 2.0 will release on November 6th, 2018 The slot which was booked by Thugs Of Hindustan much earlier. Both are big releases of the year, And here is what Amir Khan said about the clash.
“See, it comes back to the same problem that we have only 5,000 screens in India. Any producer of a big film would want the maximum screens for it. So, a clash definitely affects the films. As far as possible, that should be avoided. But sometimes, it isn’t possible to avoid. Ab main Diwali pe aa raha hoon. Nahi aa paata toh kab aaau? There are already films lined up for Christmas. Meri bhi majhbhuri hai. Given a choice, no one would want to clash.”
While saying that he also admitted that there is no ego clashes between both the stars and he is quite flexible.This is what he said.
“There’s no ego that I just have to release on a certain date. Agar mai hat sakta hu, toh hat jaunga. Because a clash affects both films equally. Ultimately, we are all friends in the industry. So if we can help each other, we do.”
Further, he also added:
“When Secret Superstar released, we clashed with Rohit Shetty’s Golmaal Again. When the first-day collections came, I realized they were doing much better than us. I called Rohit the same evening and offered him screens that I’m not using. Mujhe screens rak ke achaar thodi banana hai.”
This is what he had to say about the clash, And his concern is legit. Fans always wait to see big movies clash, But is it really good for the industry and filmmakers? Imagine Two Big films released on the same day and both don’t get the screens which they usually get when they get a single release … There will be a huge difference in collections, Nowadays movies don’t run 100 days, 200 days, It’s all about how much the movie collected in its first day, First week and the run will be there for mostly 2,3 weeks. If a big movie with 100+ crores budget doesn’t get the screens it deserves then the loss will affect both the movies. Hope both the teams sit and talk to come with a solution for this situation. Distributors are the ones who will be affected more in this clash.