Its official! The much talked about animation film, JUMBO, that has as its USP the voiceover by our very own 'Khiladi' Kumar, riding high on a wave of successful films, has been officially confirmed for a Christmas release.
JUMBO was originally scheduled for a December 19 release and that is the date that many of the leading trade magazines are still carrying. However, the official release date given by The Percept Pictures Company is 25th December. So, that means that actor perfectionist Aamir Khan with GHAJINI and Akshay Kumar as JUMBO will have another face off this Christmas!
Movie buffs will recall the huge clash that took place last Christmas when Aamir Khan's award winning TAARE ZAMEEN PAR and Akshay Kumar's laugh riot, WELCOME released simultaneously. On that occasion, both the films ended up as blockbusters and thus Christmas was a joyous one for both Aamir and Akshay, as well as Bollywood.
So, here's hoping for a repeat of the same success story as Aamir, in his recently acquired physique and Akshay Kumar's voiceover and his mighty presence in two music videos (for a reported remuneration of 9 crores!), that may to do the trick this time around. And going by the super response to the GHAJINI promos and the first music video of JUMBO, it seems like things are on track.
GHAJINI will be released by Big Pictures in Overseas.