Tamil filmmaker Susi Ganeshan has entered Bollywood with Shortcut Romeo, which released alongside actor Dhanush's Hindi film debut Raanjhanaa last Friday (June 21). But the former says it was an unintended clash.
"I never intended to pitch against Dhanush because I like him, and his father is very well-known to me. Basically, we were already on June 21 and they were on June 28. Suddenly, they shifted to June 21. It's not like we intended to fight against each other," the director told at a special screening of his film.
Shortcut Romeo is a remake of Ganesh's own Tamil film Thiruttu Payale. He admits the Hindi version is bigger and better than the Tamil original, and he hopes it is received well.
"It's a beautiful entertainment-based film with a strong message. It worked in a big way in south. In fact, it was like a dark horse. No one expected that kind of success at that time. Hopefully, I can attain the same success here in Bollywood," Susi said. Continue reading the story on the slideshow...
Shortut Romeo 10 Times Bigger Than Thiruttu Payale
"I am the same director and creator who made that film, but I can say that this film is 10 times bigger and better than my Tamil version," he added.
Shortcut Romeo Cast
Shortcut Romeo stars Neil Nitin Mukesh, Ameesha Patel and Puja Gupta. The movie has opened up to mixed reviews and have made decent business at the Box Office.
Dhanush Performance Praised
On the other end, Dhanush's Raanjhanaa has got positive reviews in large and the 'Kolaveri di' hitmaker's performance has been praised to heavens.
Raanjhanaa tells us it's not so cool to fall in love. Unless you're ready to slither on the ground for love, if the need arises. The movie is an opulent, epic, seductive, raging and rippling ode to love, according to critics.
Dhanush's debut Hindi film Raanjhanaa has done brilliant business in the opening weekend at the Box Office. However, the Tamil version of the film, Ambikapathy, will release on June 28.