Last Friday witnessed a fierce fight between Salman Khan and Shahid Kapoor. No, we are talking about the clash of their films at the box-office. The off screen rivals were made to eat into each other"s collections by releasing their films on the same day.
Salman"s film Wanted, a remake of Telugu film Pokiri, was released last Friday. This film produced by Boney Kapoor and directed by Prabhu Deva features Ayesha Takia Azmi in the female lead role. Shahid"s film Dil Bole Hadippa, with Rani Mukherjee as his heroine, was also released on the same day. It"s produced by Aditya Chopra and directed by Anurag Singh.
Interestingly, both the films received good reviews. However, they failed to make a good opening in spite of the hype and hoopla. Both the films will become the most-disappointing films of the year if they fail to pull in the crowd with the good word of mouth. Muslim audience could save them, as the Ramzan season has ended.
Wanted and Dil Bole Hadippa belong to different genres but the producers should have avoided the clash. No doubt it has affected the collections at the box-office. So, who will win the war, Salman or Shahid? You will have to wait for a couple of days to know the answer!
It may be recalled that Salman and Shahid turned foes after a bitter fight at a show a few years ago.