Earlier, till a few monsoons back, film-makers felt Diwali, Eid and summer vacations were the best period to release their films. Suddenly, crucial dates that coincide with festivals, important events and holidays have become all-important for actors and film-makers. With Aamir Khan hitting gold during the Christmas week (Taare Zameen Par, Ghajini, 3 Idiots), Salman Khan back on tracks during the Eid week (Wanted, Dabangg) and Ajay Devgn eyeing the Diwali week (Golmaal Returns, All The Best, Golmaal 3), the Fridays that coincide with Republic Day, Valentine's Day, Independence Day, Gandhi Jayanti and Lohri are also being eyed by one and all.
While producers Ritesh Sidhwani and Farhan Akhtar have confirmed Don 2 for Christmas (23 December), there's talk that Aamir Khan's Reema Kagti-directed starrer might also make it in the same week, which, in simpler words, means that the two mighty Khans will battle it out at the box-office. However, the news is untrue.
First of all, how can two big-budget films, produced by the same production house [both Aamir and SRK starrers are produced by Ritesh Sidhwani and Farhan Akhtar], release on the same day? "The Aamir starrer is definitely not releasing n Christmas this year. Even though we would complete the shooting at a stretch, we want to devote ample time to post-production and marketing of this film. In fact, the Aamir starrer will only arrive in 2012. Yes, Don 2 is slated for Christmas release this year and it's 200% confirmed," Ritesh informs me.
So all you guys, who are hoping to see the mighty clash between the two Khans, should stop speculating henceforth.