It's Akshay Kumar vs Shah Rukh Khan at BO this Independence Day
FILMIPOP March 28, 2017, 03:38pm
Earlier, Akshay Kumar's upcoming film Crack, which will be directed by Neeraj Pandey, was all set to clash with Shah Rukh Khan's tentatively titled film The Ring on this upcoming Independence Day week. However, due to production delays, Crack was pushed and SRk's film could've got a solo release. But it looks like, the dark cloud of box office battles is not going leave SRK anytime soon and the big clash is pretty much on.
Akshay Kumar's another upcoming film Toilet: Ek Prem Katha, which was earlier scheduled to release on June 2, 2017, will now release during the Independence Day week on August 11 this year with SRK-Anushka starrer The Ring.
Unlucky with solo releases
Shah Rukh Khan has been quite unlucky to make sure he gets a solo release during the festive or holiday seasons. Earlier this year, his much-awaited film Raees clashed with Hrithik Roshan's Kaabil. While both films were declared as hit but they both suffered a considerable loss due to the distribution of screen numbers and daily shows in theatres across India. Last year, SRK's Dilwale clashed with Sanjay Leela Bhansali's Bajirao Mastani which also didn't go in favour with the King Khan.
The battles in the past
This is not the first time that Akshay and SRK will be locking horns with each other at the box office. Earlier, Veer Zaara-Aitraaz and Don-Jaan-E-Mann clashed in the past where SRK had the upper hand at the box office. But will SRK be able to gain momentum? or will Akshay kick him out this time around? Only time will tell. Let's wait and watch.