2.0 vs Padman: Akshay Kumar ready to shift ‘Padman’ to avoid clash

When Akshay Kumar announced the release date of his upcoming flick ‘Padman’, it left everyone wondering in silence. Because the movie which is slated for a Republic Day 2018 release will be locking horns with another movie of Akshay Kumar, i.e. ‘2.0’. In ‘2.0’, Akshay Kumar plays the antagonist to Rajinikanth who is the main lead, back as Chitti. So, as we realised that two Akshay Kumar movies are clashing at the box office on the same day, it left us wondering as to how will it benefit the actor as they would end up eating each other’s business.

But, the actor has his plan in place and states that he doesn’t intend to witness the clash of two movies that star him in pivotal roles. Speaking to Mid-day, he clarified on the clash of his movies by saying, “There is a lot of false information that is being circulated over both films releasing on the same day. Why would I clash with my own film? It will be either ‘Padman’ or ‘2.0’.” There were rumours of Shankar’s sci-fi drama being postponed due to work pending on its special effects, but the production house had released a statement saying that the movie will release as per schedule. (Also Read: Akshay’s movie date with wife Twinkle and kids Aarav and Nitara. View Pics!)

Speaking about it, the actor said, “While ‘Padman’ is a film that I have produced, ‘2.0’ belongs to Shankar, Rajinikanth and Lyca Productions. They will decide whether they want to release the film on Republic Day. If they do, I will postpone ‘Padman’ and if they don’t, I will go ahead.”

He concluded by saying, “I am certainly having a release on Republic Day because if I don’t do it, there are many others who are waiting in line. So I might as well take advantage.”