- "Clash between any two films is likely to happen," said Akshay
- "We are making 210 Hindi films and we have 52 weeks a year," he added
- "Bound to have two or more films releasing on the same date," he said
Akshay Kumar was recently asked about rescheduling Sooryavanshi to avoid a box office collision with Salman Khan's Inshallah, when he said: "It is always a good sign that the two movies do not come at the same time. It is good that it (clash) is averted," reported news agency PTI. Earlier this year, Sooryavanshi director Rohit Shetty shifted the release date of his film to March 27 while Eid 2020 remains booked for Inshallah release. Akshay added: "However, the clash between any two films is likely to happen. We are making 210 Hindi films and we have 52 weeks in a year. So, we are bound to have two or more films releasing on the same date," PTI quoted him as saying.
Salman Khan made the announcement about Sooryavanshi's date change in June, thanking "younger brother" Rohit Shetty for the date change: "I always thought of him as my younger brother and today he proves it... Rohit Shetty. Sooryavanshi releasing on 27th March, 2020."
Soon after, Akshay Kumar was trolled by angry fans for moving his film to make way for Inshallah's uninterrupted release. "I can see and understand your angst, all I do is request you all with folded hands not to start/participate in such trends. I took up Sooryavanshi with a very positive outlook, let's continue making and releasing it in the same way," Akshay had tweeted then to pacify his fans.
Meanwhile, Akshay Kumar recently announced his new film Bachchan Pandey, which will clash with Aamir Khan's upcoming film Laal Singh Chaddha on Christmas next year. "The clash is bound to happen," Akshay told PTI.
Akshay Kumar co-stars with Katrina Kaif in Sooryavanshi, which marks Rohit Shetty's fourth cop drama. Salman Khan co-stars with Alia Bhatt in Sanjay Leela Bhansali-directed Inshallah.
(With PTI inputs)