Hrithik’s ‘Super 30’, Kangana’s ‘Manikarnika’ all set to clash with ‘Cheat India’ and Thackeray biopic
Next year, come Republic Day, the moviegoers will be spoilt for choices as we have not one but four big banner films releasing in the same week. Yes, you read that right, not one but four films are all set to clash at the box office.
While every filmmaker aspires to release their film during the extended weekend; four films releasing on the same day is too much. Kangna Ranaut’s ‘Manikarnika’, Hrithik Roshan’s ‘Super 30’, Emraan Hashmi‘s ‘Cheat India’ and a biopic based on the life of Bal Thackeray (starring Nawazuddin Siddiqui) are all scheduled to release on the Republic Day weekend.
Talking about the clash Sanjay Raut, the producer of the Thackeray biopic told Mumbai Mirror, “I can’t stop other filmmakers from releasing their films on the same weekend, but no matter how many films come up against us, the country is waiting for Thackeray. Nawazuddin Siddiqui has played him extremely well and while people are aware that Balasaheb was a politician, cartoonist and an orator, we are showcasing his rise from a common man to a superman which makes for interesting viewing. We were the first to announce the release and I’m not going to shift the date come what may.”
So with the makers of Thackeray biopic all set to release their film on January 23, which also happens to be the 93rd birth anniversary of Bal Thackeray, will the makers of other three films shuffle their release date?
Well, we don’t know about ‘Cheat India’ and ‘Super 30’ but the producer of ‘Manikarnika‘ is also adamant about not changing the release date of his film. “I don’t know about any clashes nor do I want to comment on them. January 25 is an apt date for us which is why we have zeroed in on it. I’m not worried about the competition,” the producer of the film Kamal Jain told the tabloid.
With no official confirmation from the makers of Hrithik Roshan‘s ‘Super 30’ or Emraan Hashmi’s ‘Cheat India’, we wonder if the release date of these films will be changed or not.