'Padmavat' to lock horns with 'Padman' this Republic Day
Mumbai: Bollywood Box Office clashes are common but trust us, this one isn't. The release date of 'Padmavat' is announced and it is locking horns with Bollywood superstar Akshay Kumar starrer 'Padman' on January 25.
Movie critic Taran Adarsh has confirmed the release date, saying, Sanjay Leela Bhansali's controversial Hindi film "Padmavati", which stars Deepika Padukone, Ranveer Singh and Shahid Kapoor, will release on January 25 as "Padmavat". The film has got U/A certificate.
Seeing the big clash, Neeraj Pandey's film 'Aiyaari' which was slated for January 26 release, has been shifted to February 9, 2018. It stars Sidharth Malhotra and Manoj Bajpayee in the lead.
"It’s OFFICIAL... Aiyaari shifted to 9 Feb 2018... Neeraj Pandey directs... Stars Sidharth Malhotra, Manoj Bajpayee, Rakul Preet Singh, Pooja Chopra, Naseeruddin Shah and Anupam Kher," tweeted trade analyst Taran Adarsh.
It is not only the clash between these two movies (Padmavat and Padman), Neeraj Pandey's 'Aiyaari', which stars Sidharth Malhotra and Manoj Bajpayee, will also participate in the BO battle. 'Aiyaari' is slated for January 26 release.
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"Padmavati" -- now "Padmavat" -- was earlier slated for release on December 1 but got stuck after the Karni Sena claimed it distorted historical facts related to the Rajput community.
"Padman" will see Akshay Kumar take on the role of a real life hero who introduced low-cost sanitary napkins for the hygiene and safety of women in his village.