Mumbai: It was reported earlier that Shahrukh
Khan's Chennai 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
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