Shahrukh Khan and Deepika Padukone will have a major box office clash on 18th December as both Dilwale and Bajirao Mastani are releasing on the same date. Recently,Shahrukh said that Bajirao Mastani's genre is niche and it seems that Deepika is not too happy, with this comment.
While promoting his movie Dilwale, Shahrukh Khan was asked to comment on Bajirao Mastani. To which he said, "The other film (Bajirao Mastani) is also made by friends. Our genre is more family and happy-go-lucky kind. Their genre is niche and historical. For both films, audience will come in at different time and watch it. Both are really nice movies."
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However, Deepika Padukone disagrees with Shahrukh Khan. In an interview to Pinkvilla, Deepika said, "I wouldn't call Bajirao as niche at all. In fact, one of Sanjay Leela Bhansali's strength is that in a film like Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam or Devdas or Ram Leela, or even Black, he has his way of story-telling and yet he makes his movies globally appealing."
Deepika Padukone further added, "I don't know what Shahrukh meant when he called the film niche, but both are totally different genres. I have worked with both the directors and know what both of them have to offer are very, very different. Even as an audience you won't be able to compare the two, one is action, comedy romance while Bajirao Mastani is completely different."
This is not the first time Shahrukh Khan and Sanjay Leela Bhansali are releasing their movies on the same date. The duo, once created a stir by releasing their films, Saawariya and Om Shanti Om together, eight years back in November, 2007.
Deepika Padukone made her Bollywood debut opposite Shahrukh Khan in Farah Khan's Om Shanti Om.
(In Pic-Shahrukh Khan and Deepika Padukone during the promotions of Chennai Express)
Dilwale Vs Bajirao Mastani
Sanjay Leela Bhansali's Bajirao Mastani and Rohit Shetty's Dilwale will hit the screens on December 18th. Expectations are very high from both the films.
(In Pic-Shahrukh and Deepika)
Shahrukh Khan's Dilwale also stars Kajol, Varun Dhawan, Kriti Sanon, Johnny Lever, Kabir Bedi, Vinod Khanna and Varun Sharma.
(In Pic-Deepika and Shahrukh promoting Chennai Express)
Bajirao Mastani is a historical period drama film based on a true story. The movie features Deepika Padukone, Priyanka Chopra and Ranveer Singh in the lead roles.
(In Pic-SRK with Deepika)
SRK On Bajirao Mastani
Shahrukh Khan recently said during the promotions of his upcoming film Dilwale that Bajirao Mastani's genre is niche. But Deepika Padukone says that Sanjay Leela Bhansali's movies have global appeal..
(In Pic-Dips with Shahrukh)