In true Khiladi spirit, the actor postponed the release of his film to avoid clashing with his friends
In the Hindi cinema industry, it’s not just the rivalries between stars that are exemplary. While many may believe that the A-list actors are always vying with each other for attention, Akshay Kumar is surely an exception. Mirror has learnt that Akki, in true Khiladi spirit, has decided to postpone the release of his film Khiladi 786 to avoid a clash with Ajay Devgn’s Son Of Sardar and Shah Rukh Khan’s Yash Chopra directed untitled venture this Diwali. The film will now release on December 7.
Now, Son Of Sardar is a title that is very close to Akshay’s heart. Earlier, he had planned to make a film titled the same and had even registered it under his banner Hari Om Productions. But then Ajay announced his film. “Ajay met Akshay on the sets of Rowdy Rathore to request him to part with the title Son Of Sardar. Akshay readily agreed over a handshake. So when Ajay scheduled the release of his film for Diwali 2012, Akshay decided not to clash with it at the box office. Also, Akshay is rather busy promoting Rowdy Rathore at the moment following which Joker promotions will begin. He always gives enough time to each film promotion,” revealed an insider.
“Ajay can’t stop raving about Akshay’s touching gesture of letting go of the title. In fact, it was also on his request that Akshay postponed the release of Khiladi 786,” added the source.
It’s known that big films releasing on the same day tend to eat into each other’s business. And thus, giving these ventures space for a successful run is the wise thing to do. However, that’s not the only reason Akki has decided to postpone the release of his film.
Recently, Akshay was spotted bonding with Shah Rukh Khan at a recent IPL match. And since SRK’s big Yash Chopra film is all set to hit the theatres this Diwali, Akki’s decision to postpone the release of his film has only been strengthened.
As for co-producer and music director Himesh Reshammiya, he has no reasons to complain. He is composing music for both the films – Khiladi 786 and SOS. The Akshay Kumar starrer will be directed by debutante Ashish R Mohan under HR Musik, Eros International Media Ltd and Hari Om Entertainment Co.
We tried to contact the makers of Khiladi 786 but they were unavailable for comment.Ajay Devgn Akshay Kumar Khiladi 786 Shah Rukh Khan Son Of Sardar Yash Chopra