Akshay Kumar is all set to bring families back to the cinema with his upcoming drama Raksha Bandhan. Aanand L Rai’s direction will clash at the box office with another highly anticipated film, Aamir Khan’s Laal Singh Chaddha. Both films are highly anticipated and will hit theaters on August 11. Recently, Akshay Kumar opened a confrontation with Aamir Khan and shared his views on Khan’s Laal Singh Chaddha.
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Speaking to PTI, Akshay stated that clashes in the box office are now inevitable due to the pandemic. He said: “The box office clashes are going to happen and it’s because of COVID-19. There are a lot of movies that have already been completed but they couldn’t come out. Now you can’t avoid it. I hope both movies do well the cash register.” Well, this is not the first time for Kumar, his film usually clashes with other biggies like Welcome- Taare Zameen Par, Blue- All The Best, Action Replayy- Golmaal 3 and Gold- Satyameva Jayate. Akshay further asserted his views on Bollywood films, saying: “It’s not just about ‘Raksha Bandhan’, it’s about every film. I want every film in our industry to work. The film industry requires its films to run in a way that they can keep making movies, especially big movies.” This year Akshay had a dull run at the box office while his Bachchhan Paandey and Samrat Prithviraj drank at the box office. Raksha Bandhan thus also becomes a pivotal film for Kumar.
Even Aamir Khan shared his thoughts on the film’s clash and he shared similar thoughts to Kumar. While interacting with the media, Aamir said: “I hope both films do well. I saw the trailer of Raksha Bandhan and I liked it a lot. I asked if we make films that are relevant. Here is a film that is relevant It’s a movie of an ordinary man who does have economic problems.” Laal Singh Chaddha is the official adaptation of Tom Hanks’ Forrest Gump.
(With inputs from PTI)