OOP Digital Desk: The last time Ranveer Singh and Shah Rukh Khan clashed at the box office was in 2015 when Bajirao Mastani and Dilwale released on the same date. It was the Sanjay Leela Bhansali period piece that emerged the winner.
If industry reports are to be believed, the clash is likely to repeat this year, when Aanad L Rai’s film which has Shah Rukh playing a dwarf and Rohit Shetty’s action film with Ranveer in the lead, releases on Christmas 2018.
Another actor, incidentally, would be joining the race. The release of Kedarnath, starring Sushant Singh Rajput, has been pushed to 21 December 2018 from June 2018. The film is the debut vehicle of Saif Ali Khan’s daughter Sara Ali Khan.
Shah Rukh fans are excited to see him move out of his comfort zone and experiment with his height. The Rohit Shetty-Ranveer Singh collaboration is also eagerly awaited as the director is a master of action films with the Singham series.
But all eyes are trained on Sara Ali Khan in Kedarnath. The film is a love story with the 2013 Uttarakhand floods as the backdrop.
Trade analysts, however, believe that one of the three films may finally change its release date because all of them will eat into each other’s business.