Ekta Kapoor to clash with Rohit Shetty and Akshay Kumar again next year?
Although Ekta Kapoor shares a good rapport with both her ‘Once Upon’… stars, Akshay Kumar and Ajay Devgn, she might just find herself in a box-office tussle with the two next August. The buzz is that the three are planning to release their respective film on the same day—15th August next year.
“Akshay Kumar has already announced the arrival of Gabbar on 15th August next year. On the other hand Ajay Devgn too has sounded off all involved that Singham 2 would arrive on the same date. Now Balaji is also eyeing the same date to release its still untitled Emraan Hashmi and Kareena Kapoor starrer, which is being co-produced by Dharma Productions,” a source informed.
Interestingly, Singham 2 is directed by Rohit Shetty and this in turn means another Rohit-Ekta war at the box office.
“Even though OUATIMD and Chennai Express were separated by a week, they ate into each other’s business. One can well imagine the kind of mayhem it will create at the box office if three big films release on the same day,” an industry insider pointed out.
Though Ajay has already said that he would want to avoid such a clash, it is yet to be seen who blinks first.