June 3, 2011 12:31:18 PM IST Joginder Tuteja, Glamsham Editorial
RA.ONE AND READY
Just when Salman Khan, Anees Bazmee, Bhushan Kumar and Co. have raised the ante for READY, especially during the last fortnight, a mega drive by Shahrukh Khan and Anubhav Sinha for RA.ONE kick-started early this week. The theatrical promo of the superhero action flick is being unveiled across the country and though Shahrukh may argue that it would be too small on anyone's part to even think of a conspiracy theory here, some are led to believe that it was perhaps all designed to steal the thunder from Salman's READY.
"Why are some out there even speculating on these lines and trying to make a controversy when there isn't any," fires away Anubhav Sinha who feels it is unnecessary to read anything between the lines for this episode.
However one does wonder whether Shahrukh and Anubhav were blissfully unaware about the fact that their inter-city drive would eat into the business interests of READY?
"I guess it is quite backward on the part of anyone to think that if someone else's film doesn't work then it could help yours or vice versa," says Anubhav in a stern tone, "The new age business model doesn't work like that; in fact it would have never worked even in the past. Makers of READY are my dear friends and I wish them all the luck."
In fact he also attended the special screening of the Salman Khan starrer on Wednesday night.
"I hope READY goes on to bigger business than the best that Bollywood has seen so far. Well, until we arrive with RA.ONE," chuckles Anubhav before signing off.