Shah Rukh Khan reacts on averting box office clash with Akshay Kumar's 'Toilet: Ek Prem Katha' and his movie 'Jab Harry Met Sejal' by calling himself 'great enough to be humble'. To know more, keep reading CRB Tech Reviews.
The speculations over an impending clash between Shah Rukh and Akshay Kumar during the Independence Day weekend has finally ended. This Imtiaz Ali film will be released in theaters a week early on August 4. Saying that the date was locked three weeks ago, B-Town's Baadshah feels box office clashes must be avoided as much as possible.
Shah Rukh Khan said that he had a few of those (Box Office clashes) over the last decade and yet, he has gone and requested people to adjust whenever possible. It's understood that it's not possible a lot of times. When it's a big film on a big holiday, people see their advantage. It was by chance that the film (Aamir Khan's 'Secret Superstar'), which was about to release (on August 4 previously) got pushed to Diwali.
They reasoned that they have zeroed on August 4 for 'Jab Harry Met Sejal' since it kicks off a four-day weekend courtesy Raksha Bandhan, Shah Rukh said. He continued to state that if the film is good, it will run longer. Most of the films that Red Chillies release are big-tickets. They are confident about filling up 4,000 screens. In case there is a clash, the capacity gets less. Of course, it's always good if two films get their own screening space.
On being asked, if box office contests turn into personal ego wars he said that he don't have any ego. He’s great enough to be humble. Given with the number of films being produced by Bollywood every year, he says clashes are obvious. But it could be avoided if we have 8,000 theatres; that would happen in a few years.
He explains that at times, it gets logistically difficult to move a big ticket release from a holiday. If he didn't have this option, they would have to release the film on a regular weekend, or not have it out for long. At the day end we work with colleagues who will invariably have some issues and differences. But the primary duty is towards the movie. One must look after one’s baby first, says Shah Rukh.
So readers aren’t you not excited to watch Anushka Sharma and King Khan casting their magic spell on screen? Also we can watch Akshay Kumar and beautiful Bhumi Pednekar opposite in their upcoming movie.
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