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Battle of the biggies! Akshay Kumar takes on Shah Rukh Khan at the box office on Independence Day weekend

Akshay Kumar and Shah Rukh Khan

After a face-off between Shah Rukh Khan’s Raees and Hrithik Roshan’s Kaabil within the Republic Day weekend, 2017 will see its second massive-ticket conflict round Independence Day. This time too, there’s SRK within the contest as Rehnuma meets Akshay Kumar’s Rest room: Ek Prem Katha within the field workplace ring.

After Rustom launched on August 12 final 12 months, Akshay claimed the 2017 I-Day slot for a Neeraj Pandey movie, Crack. The actor saved his phrase, though it’s a totally different Neeraj movie. Bathroom… was imagined to hit screens on June 2 whereas Rehnuma was all the time slated to be in theatres in August. The 2 stars will tackle one another on August eleven. An business supply says, “It’s petty to even talk about who introduced the discharge date first. It’s all about whose movie connects with the viewers.”

 Commerce analyst Atul Mohan says it’s “unhappy” that India being the world’s largest producer of cinema does not have sufficient screens to accommodate two large films on a Friday. “This is likely one of the elements why we depend on festivals or nationwide holidays to maximise enterprise. Like all clashes, this one between SRK and Akshay will see the enterprise getting affected initially, however in the long term, the movie with higher content material will prevail,” he says.

Exhibitor Rajesh Thadani says, “Each actor thinks his movie is healthier and would not fear a couple of conflict. Plus, there are few vacation dates; nobody desires to forsake them.” Exhibitor-distributor Akshaye Rathi feels an I-Day launch is all the time useful for movies. “Akshay has confirmed to be reliable on the home field workplace whereas SRK is the king within the abroad market.”

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