August 30, 2013 03:44:22 PM IST By Joginder Tuteja, Glamsham Editorial
The unthinkable has happened. In the times when Ranbir Kapoor has managed to gain a superstar status for himself, it is imperative that he enjoys solo releases for himself for next few films at the least. However he has a contender in the form of Sidharth Malhotra whose ambitious project, THE VILLAIN (provisional title), is now challenging Kapoor's ROY.
Both films are being planned for 20th June release next year.
'In all fairness, it was ROY that was announced for release first. However, Balaji is now opening up her film calendar for next year and has declared bringing THE VILLAIN on the same date,' informs a source.
Balaji has good reasons to do that. After all, the film has a star director in the form of Mohit Suri whose AASHIQUI 2 turned out to be among the biggest blockbusters of the year. Moreover, Sidharth is a sought after youngster in Bollywood after STUDENT OF THE YEAR. Shraddha Kapoor is also a face to reckon with post AASHIQUI 2. The combination is fresh and makes for a major first-time screen pairing.