Mumbai: It was reported earlier that Shahrukh Khan'sChennai Express will clash with Akshay Kumar's Once Upon A Time In Mumbaai Again as both the movies were releasing on Eid. But now Ekta Kapoor has decided to reschedule OUATIM 2. It has been revealed that Shahrukh is very close to Ekta's father Jeetendra and that's why Jeetendra decided to release the Akshay Kumar starrer on 15 August instead of Eid.
In an official statement, Shahrukh Khan confirmed the news and stated, "Keeping in mind that both weekends are good times for film releases, Jeetendra sir being the senior-most showed the path. He took the decision to move OUATIM 2 to August 15. This is extremely graceful of him."
Shahrukh further added," UTV, Rohit and I are very happy with the decision made and we thank Jeetu sir and Balaji for the same. This should pave the way for such mature and sensible amicable understandings whenever two films release on the same day in future too."