The clash was repeated two years later, but this time around Shahrukh Khan Khan's Don trounced the Salman-Akshay starrer Jaan-E-Mann comprehensively. On both the mentioned occasions it was the festive Eid-Diwali phase.
With the prospects of SRK's Billoo Barber and Akshay Kumar's Chandni Chowk To China (CCTCT), releasing in close proximity, the headline grabbing yarns are already being spun about another clash between the two. However, as per our trade and distribution sources, Akshay's CCTCT will release on 24th October while SRK's Billoo Barber, featuring Irrfaan Khan in the title role, will hit the screens a week later on October 31.
Hopefully this should clear up matters, but our usual disclaimer: Release dates can change even at the eleventh hour!