Bollywood Box Office Clashes 2015-2016
It is a trend of sorts amongst actors to book the festive slots of the year for their film releases. The plus point being that, holiday releases fetch better business, thus making their ventures profitable. There are always stories floating around in the media about release clashes among big stars. No big star films usually release on the same day so as to avoid the business distribution and division of screen count. Although, there seems to be a shift in this trend as this year and also the coming year has some interesting clashes lined up.
Check out some of the biggest Bollywood box office clashes in 2015-2016 here.
Dilwale Vs Bajirao Mastani – 18 December 2015
♦ It is a Rohit Shetty Vs Sanjay Leela Bhansali clash. Both directors are known for their successful films and hence this will be the biggest box office clash of the year.Interestingly SRK and Bhansali has also clashed in 2007 with Saawariya and Om Shanti Om.
♦ Dilwale stars Shah Rukh Khan, Kajol, Varun Dhawan and Kriti Sanon in key roles. High on buzz thanks to Kajol-SRK comeback. Bajirao Mastani on the other hand is a period drama starring Deepika Padukone, Ranveer Singh and Priyanka Chopra in key roles.
Jagga Jasoos Vs Housefull 3 – June 3 2016
♦ This will be a clash between UTV Films and Sajid Nadiadwala who have collaborated for many films like Kick, Heropanti, Highway and Tamasha.
♦ Ranbir Kapoor and Katrina Kaif starrer has been already delayed and since this is the first time the couple will be seen on screen after they admitted their relationship. Also the Barfi combo Anurag Basu and Ranbir has too many expectations latched onto it.
♦ Housefull 3 is a franchise movie hence it will prove a tough competitor. The series has been successful so far and the Akshay Kumar-Riteish Deshmukh camaraderie works well.
Raees Vs Sultan – Eid 2016
♦ It is undoubtedly the biggest clash in the history of Bollywood. Other than SRK & Salman, big production houses like Excel entertainment and Yash Raj will also compete against each other.
♦ Raees is an action film starring Shahrukh Khan and Mahira Khan while Sultan will feature Salman as a wrestler.
Shivaay Vs Ae Dil Hai Mushkil – Diwali 2016
♦ Ae Dil Hai Mushkil is Karan Johar’s directorial whereas as Shivaay is Ajay Devgn’s directorial. Being a Dharma Productions release for Diwali, Ae Dil Hai Mushkil is sure to grab a lot of eyeballs. Ajay’s Shivaay on the other hand is sure to be a well-researched, detailed drama since the perfectionist that he is.
♦ Both films have big stars since Ajay Devgn will be starring in his own film where as KJo’s emotional drama has Aishwarya Rai Bachchan along with Ranbir Kapoor and Anushka Sharma.
Rustom Vs Mohenjo Daro 12 August 2015
♦ The latest to join the list is Akshay Kumar’s Rustom and Hrithik’s Mohenjo Daro. Directed by Ashutosh Gowariker, Mohenjo Daro was announced to release on Indepnedence Day weekend way back in 2014. But Akshay Kumar on his birthday announced the new film Rustom that will be releasing on the same date.
♦ This has This has resulted into a massive clash between superstars like Akshay and Hrithik. The highly anticipated Mohenjo Daro will be Hrithik’s first release since 2014. While Rustom will be a romantic thriller.
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