It indeed is an interesting toss that is going to pan out between Rani and Shahid Kapoor on the one hand with Shahid Kapoor testing waters once again to affirm that he has indeed become a bankable star after KAMINEY, and Salman Khan would like to find out whether the phenomenal success that he has attained with his debut on television with DUS KA DUM whereby he has become the toast of the eye for whole of the nation can indeed gets converted into footfalls for his WANTED.
It indeed would be an interesting battle as last time when Rani and Salman Khan were there in a film, though not sharing the frame, KUCH KUCH HOTA HAI was indeed a super hit. At that time it was Yash Raj banner which played the host, and now the Yash Raj banner is playing host to Rani along with Shahid Kapoor.
The competition would also operate at two different levels for the producers and directors associated with both the films. It is a matter of reputation for Boney Kapoor as also Yash Raj Banner as far as producers are concerned. Yash Raj Banner has again turned the focus on sports and has chosen cricket with DIL BOLE HADIPPA after scoring a huge success with their maiden attempt in CHAK DE. In contrast for Prabhu Deva who directs WANTED it would be a graduation to a new profile in the world of Hindi cinema that of action director, he already has established himself as choreographer par excellence.
DIL BOLE HADIPPA would try to relieve the nostalgia associated with DIL WAALE DULHANIYA LE JAYENGE as Shahid Kapoor returns back from London to play cricket in Punjab. The Diaspora indeed would find another reason to associate itself with Punjab's soil through DIL BOLE HADIPPA what with the noise of Dhol reverberating all through the film in a big way. In comparison the songs of WANTED still have to catch up in the same zany manner with the audience, as DIL BOLE HADIPPA have done.
DIL BOLE HADIPPA however would be the first film from the Yash Raj banner where there is a lot of skin display, Rani Mukerjee appearing in a bikini followed by Rakhi Sawant and Sherlyn Chopra whereas in comparison WANTED does not have any skin show, but has violent action. Could the display of skin in large proportion be a real acid test for Yash Raj films as a view is gathering? Should not be if success of DHOOM and DHOOM -2 is anything to go by! It would indeed be an interesting Friday after a long-long time.