Filmistaan maker’s take a dig at Akshay’s Holiday
All’s fair in love, war and showbiz. On June 6, R Murgadoss’s Akshay Kumar-Sonakshi Sinha starrer Holiday clashes at the box-office with Nitin Kakkar’s Filmistaan and the filmmakers of the latter have launched a frontal, no-holds-barred campaign against the former, urging the audience to stay away from Holiday.
The posters carry provocative tag lines like, `Don’t waste your time on a holiday. Watch Filmistaan on 6th June!’ and `A good film is never off-duty.
However, the producer of Holiday, Vipul Shah, shrugged off the promotional gimmick saying it makes no difference to him if Filmistaan’s producers want to project their film as bigger and better than his. “Let them do what they wish. I have no problem if they want to use my film’s title in their posters,” he said. “If they want, I can even lend them my film’s logo! Their marketing experts are sensible people who must have devised this strategy after much deliberation.”
Filmistaan, which is Kakkar’s debut film starring Sharib Hashmi, Inaamulhaq, Kumud Mishra and Gopal Dutt explores Indo Pak relations through the shared love that people from both sides of the bor der have for Bollywood. On the other hand, Holiday starring Akshay Kumar and Sonakshi Sinha is Murugadoss’s sec ond Hindi film after Ghajini (2008) and is a remake of his 2012 Tamil superhit Thuppakki.