Who has the edge – ‘Jab Tak Hai Jaan’ or ‘Son of Sardaar’? | Son of Sardaar’?
Diwali releases in Bollywood are special. Since it’s the biggest holiday, film folks are keen to take advantage of it and attract viewers. While most Diwali releases are heavily promoted and there is often a huge tussle between actors and production houses, this year perhaps has witnessed the most acrimonious battle of them all – Shah Rukh Khan’s ‘Jab Tak Hai Jaan’ vs Ajay Devgn’s ‘Son of Sardaar’!
Ajay and his ‘Son of Sardaar’ launched an attack against Aditya Chopra, Shah Rukh Khan and their film making accusations of malpractice and matters have taken a legal course. The actor maintains, “It’s a producer fighting another producer for monopolistic practices. It’s nothing personal between SRK and me.” SRK jokes, “May Ajay’s film do well and my film do better.” If you read between the lines, you may be able to see through their ‘magnanimity’. Another fallout of the tussle is that Ajay’s wife Kajol, who is close to SRK and Adi, may have to sacrifice her friendship, because her husband and her close friends are at loggerheads.
Trade consultant Amod Mehra was quoted as saying in a tabloid, “There’s enough room for two movies to release comfortably on Diwali. But filmmakers coming together on the same day have resorted to controversy, hoping that they will get the lion’s share of the business on the opening weekend.”
Though ‘Jab Tak Hai Jaan’ seems to have an upper hand thanks to stupendous advance booking and more number of screens, Ajay’s fun flick might spring a surprise. So who will win this war? Watch this space for more.