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Will The Clash Of Titans Be Averted Between Bhansali and Rajamouli?



Gangubai Kathiawadi

The film trade is  agog  and aghast at  the  impending clash between two of  the  biggest films in  recent times.

While Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s  Gangubai Kathiawadi  is scheduled for  release  on January 6, 2022,  S S Rajamouli’s RRR  in Hindi,Tamil and Telugu opens  a day later, on January  7.

Bhansali and Rajamouli have always been compared  for their epic vision. In fact Rajamouli confesses  to being a Bhansali fan.

Such a clash at time when the  movie-theatre business is  gasping for survival seems  suicidal. Compounding the problem is  the  fact  that Alia Bhatt and  Ajay Devgan  feature in the cast of both  films.

Responding to the  impending clash director Sanjay Leela Bhansali said  to  me, “We  announced  our date  long before the  other film.”

Rajamouli feels there is  room for two films during the same week. “The clash won’t hamper the business. Even if four films come together, if they are good, people are going to come to watch all of them. There have been multiple instances in the past when this has happened.”

He blames the pandemic for  the bottleneck of releases. “This is the time for all of us to come together and say, think and feel that all films should make money.”

There is  a reason why  Gangubai Kathiawadi is  being released all over the world on January 6.The  number 6  is  considered very lucky by filmmaker Sanjay Leela Bhansali and  his  leading lady Alia Bhatt.

Says  a  source very close to  the filmmaker, “Sanjay’s birth date  is 24 February,that is  number 4  and 2 adding up to  6.Alia’s birth date  15 March  also adds  up to  number 6.”

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