The scions of perhaps two of the biggest families of Hindi cinema, which draw their lineage from the likes of the original showman, (late) Raj Kapoor and the megastar Amitabh Bachchan, are all set to take on each other. To the film buffs it must be obvious that we are referring to the hot ' n' happening Aby's Baby, Abhishek Bachchan and Rishi and Neetu Kapoor's teenage heartthrob son, Ranbir Raj Kapoor. The films in question are Goldie Behl's SFX extravaganza, DRONA and Siddharth Raj Anand's, BACHNA AE HASEENO, both of which are now all set to release on 15th August 2008.
As per our trade sources, till a couple of weeks back there were chances that EROS International, the worldwide distributors of the Abhishek-Priyanka starrer DRONA may move ahead to avoid the unnecessary clash.
However, sources at EROS have decided to stick to the original schedule, in order to take advantage of the Independence Day weekend, which also has the additional 'raksha bandhan' holiday. They believe that though the one film old Ranbir Kapoor has a lot of potential but he will not be so much of a threat to the already established star, Abhishek Bachchan. Moreover, both the movies are as different as chalk and cheese and hence will not cut into each other's business.
Well, our best wishes to both the films and the usual formality of the disclaimer- Release dates can change even at the eleventh hour!