Chennai Express and Once Upon A Time In Mumbai Dobaara! are releasing just a week apart from each other. Both the movies are much awaited in the B-Town. While many may expect a tough competition between the two films, actor Imran Khan who plays the role of a gangster in the latter doesn't seem worried.
Chennai Express hits the screens on August 9 and Once Upon A Time In Mumbai Dobaara! is set to release on the Independence day, August 15.
"The Chennai Express team are releasing their movie a week apart, so I don't see any cause for stress. The fact is that nowadays films do a majority of their business on their first weekend of release," Imran said at the cover launch of the stardust magazine.
"By the time you reach the second weekend, they already are trailing out, so it's not even a competition. The market has grown now, the exhibitors have multiplied ten-folds since the past, and there are a ridiculous number of theatres now," he added.
Imran reveals that the Box-Office figures do not affect him. "I'm not at all bothered by box office figures because it ultimately makes difference to the producers and distributors of the film," said Imran.
The actor also explains that he does the job of an actor and what's beyond that is not in his hands."My job is to do my scenes from action to cut, then I have to turn up to promote my film, but beyond that it's not actually in my hands. The director is the one who is making the film, the producer is the one who is marketing the film. So these things are their expertise, and I don't enter into that space," he added.
Chennai Express is a comedy film directed by Rohit Shetty and it features superstar Shahrukh Khan and Deepika Padukone. On the other hand, Once Upon A Time In Mumbai Dobaara! is a period gangster drama which features Akshay Kumar and Sonakshi Sinha, besides Imran.