This Diwali expect some fireworks at the box office. It was only last week that the news of Aamir Khan's Secret Superstar clashing with Rajinikanth's 2.0 sent netizens in a tizzy. And if the clash of the titans was not enough, Ajay Devgn's Golmaal Again has also got a Diwali slot for its release.
Come Diwali, and three of the biggest actors will clash at the box office with their respective films. Ajay Devgn and Rohit Shetty had earlier announced that Golmaal Again will be a Diwali release. But soon the reports started doing the rounds that the makers were planning to shift the release date owing to a clash with 2.0 and Superstar.
But the rumours have been put to rest as Golmaal Again will release this Diwali as planned. Rohit and Ajay have never been scared of box-office clashes, and that might be one of the strong reasons to release Golmaal Again on the same day as Rajinikanth and Akshay Kumar's 2.0 and Aamir's Secret Superstar.
Shibasish Sarkar, Chief Operating Officer of Reliance Entertainment, confirming the news told Mumbai Mirror, "Golmaal Again, one of the most successful franchises of the Indian film industry, has created huge curiosity and demand among the exhibitors and distributors of the country. On their demand, we decided on a wide-scale release in the Diwali weekend of 2017, the festival period being apt for families and children."
Golmaal Again that features Ajay, Arshad Warsi, Tusshar Kapoor, Shreyas Talpade and Kunal Kemmu and new faces Parineeti Chopra, Tabu and Neil Nitin Mukesh, recently wrapped up its Mumbai schedule. And the team is presently shooting in Hyderabad.
"After this month-long schedule they will take a break, followed by another schedule in Ooty towards the end of May or early June," a source told the daily.
While 2.0 boasts of a phenomenon called Rajinikanth, Secret Superstar will have Aamir Khan and Dangal girl Zaira Wasim reuniting for another film.
It would be interesting to see which one of the three films will win the box-office battle.