The big Turf War of Bollywood superstars
Anurag Kashyap and Rajkumar Hirani had both locked horns to release their movies PeeKay and Bombay Velvet on Christmas. Their decision was giving sleepless nights to the exhibitors and distributors as it was a matter of a few crores for the producers bankrolling these films. It’s advisable to have some breathing space between two big-ticket films.
As per sources, common sense prevailed and now they have decided to change their release dates. It is a known fact that Aamir is becoming increasingly enamoured with the X’mas weekend after the super success of Ghajini, Taare Zameen Par, 3 Idiots and Dhoom 3 and it’s on his insistence that PK was to be released by Christmas.
So Ranbir, a the new superstar needed to find a new landing date. He chose the Thanksgiving weekend. If Bombay Velvet clicks, a new weekend space will be created.
The whole year has been booked by the supertstars now. We have Salman Khan’s Kick to release on Eid July 27. SRK’s Happy New Year will be a Diwali release while Ajay Devgn has booked the Independence Day weekend for Singham 2. Hrithik Roshan’s Bang Bang and Saif Ali Khan’s Phantom,might clash on October 2-Gandhi Jayanti slot. Now Ranbir Kapoor has booked Thanksgiving for Bombay Velvet.