The release date of Rajinikanth starrer 2.0 has not been decided yet, however, the buzz is that it may clash at the box office with Bollywood actor Aamir Khan’s Thugs of Hindostan this Diwali. And, as expected this has ruffled a few feathers. Yesterday, on the occasion of his birthday, ‘Mr Perfectionist’ addressed this situation and said that is worried about it. He added that if the films clash, Thugs of Hindostan will indeed suffer as Rajini is a big star.
“I hope that 2.0 does not release with us or else, we will face problems. Rajinikanth is a big star and I respect him a lot,” he added.
Interestingly, this not the first time that, Aamir has spoken about the clash. During an interview with a leading daily, he had said that such a clash should be avoided as it affects both films.
“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,” he had added.
This is a developing situation and it will be worth watching what happens next.
In case you did not know, 2.0 is a sci-fi thriller and has been directed by S Shankar. A sequel to the 2010 release Enthiran and will see Rajini reprise his Chitti role from the first part. The film was originally expected to come out in 2017 but got postponed to R-Day 2018 before getting delayed again. It also has Akshay Kumar in the lead.
As far as Thugs of Hindostan is concerned, it is an action-adventure and has been produced by Adi Chopra. In it, Aamir will be seen alongside Katrina Kaif and Fatima Shaikh.