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Shahrukh Khan's Clash With Srinagar Kitty

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Come Friday, Karnataka audience will see a clash of biggies. Bollywood star Shahrukh Khan's Chennai Express will be taking on the much-hyped local movie Tony starring Srinagar Kitty.

Chennai Express will have the biggest ever release in India and overseas. The film is expected to release in 4,200 screens worldwide. In Karnataka, the Hindi movie will have a huge release. On the other end, much-hyped Tony is releasing in over 125 screens on August 9 in Karnataka.

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A trader said, "Karnataka has always been a good market for Bollywood movies. Especially, A-list actors films does good business here. In Bangalore, Hindi films have done well considering the cosmopolitan atmosphere."

Talking further, he said, "Bangalore-Mysore region is one of the biggest region for Shahrukh Khan. His last movie Jab Tak Hain Jaan directed by late Yash Chopra had a great opening in this part of the world." Continue reading the story on the slideshow...

Getting Theatres During Festive Season Is Difficult

On asking whether Chennai Express release will affect Srinagar Kitty's Tony, he said, "Getting theatres for the local movies during the festive time has been a difficult part for Kannada movie."

Kannada Films Fighting In Their Home

The source continues, "Kannada movies are fighting in its own land due to other language movies. Tony will also face the heat of Chennai Express in Bangalore."

Tony Faces The Heat Of Chennai Express

"Chennai Express release will definitely affect Tony. But it will be restricted to multiplexes and single screens in Bangalore," claims the industry insider.

Opening Week

According to traders, Tony could face problems in the first week, but number of theatres are likely to be increased in the following weeks.


Tony is a mega-budget project directed by Jayatheertha. The film features Aindrita Ray in the female lead role.

Chennai Express

On the other end, Chennai Express is directed by Rohit Shetty. It stars Shahrukh Khan and Deepika Padukone in the leads.

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