Hindostan Clashing With Rajinikanth - Akshay Kumar's 2.0?
By Purva Khole | Published:Wed, March 14, 2018 9:58pm
Yes, Aamir said that!
Aamir Khan turned 53 today. The actor joined Instagram a few hours before his birthday. Soon after sharing the first picture of his mother on the photosharing app, the Thugs Of Hindostan actor decided to go live on Insta to interact with his fans. A few hours ago, the actors went live and answered many questions right from his next film after Thugs Of Hindostan to what wife Kiran Rao and son Azad gifted him on his birthday to his view on clashing with Rajinikanth and Akshay Kumar starrer 2.0. Khan wasn’t too on clashing with Rajini.
During his Insta live, Aamir revealed that he does not want to clash with 2.0 and also added that Thugs of Hindostan will be in trouble if it happens. The 53-year old actor said, “I hope ki woh humare saath naa aaye warna humei problem ho jayegi. Rajinikanth bahot bade star hain aur mein unki izzat karta hu.” For the uninitiated, 2.0 has been getting postponed since Diwali 2017. The film was supposed to earlier release with Rohit Shetty’s Golmaal again but they decided to move the date. It was then supposed to release on the Republic Day weekend in January this year but was pushed to April later due to pending post-production work. But industry sources now suggest that the Rajinikanth – Akshay starrer will release on Diwali 2018 which means it will clash with Amitabh Bachchan, Aamir Khan, Katrina Kaif, Fatima Sana Shaikh starrer Thugs Of Hindostan which is all set to release during the same time.
This isn’t the first time Aamir has spoken about the Thugs Of Hindostan – 2.0 clash. Earlier while talking to Hindustan Times, the superstar had said, “See, it comes back to the same problem that we have only 5,000 screens in India. Any producer of a big film would want the maximum screens for it. So, a clash definitely affects the films. As far as possible, that should be avoided. But sometimes, it isn t possible to avoid. Ab main Diwali pe aa raha hoon. Nahi aa paata toh kab aaoon? There are already films lined up for Christmas. Meri bhi majboori hai. Given a choice, no one would want to clash. That said, I am very flexible, when it concerns. There s no ego that I just have to release on a certain date. Agar mein hatt sakta hoon, toh hatt jaaoonga. Because a clash affects both films equally. Ultimately, we are all friends in the industry. So if we can help each other, we do. When Secret Superstar released, we clashed with Rohit Shetty s Golmaal Again. When the first-day collections came, I realised they were doing much better than us. I called Rohit the same evening and offered him screens that I m not using. Mujhe screens rakh ke achaar thoda banana hai.”