Akshay Kumar's ITS ENTERTAINMENT to get solo release
December 10, 2013 06:43:53 PM IST By Joginder Tuteja, Glamsham Editorial
It won't be the roar of GABBAR that would be heard on Independence Day next year. Instead, there would be some all-round entertainment on display, albeit a week in advance. Reason? Akshay Kumar's ITS ENTERTAINMENT is now arriving on 8th August while his GABBAR would release later in the year.
"This is courtesy the moving ahead of HOLIDAY (remake of THUPPAKKI) which has resulted in a ripple effect for Akshay's films," informs a source, "Earlier HOLIDAY was supposed to arrive in March but then Reliance has decided to shift the film ahead as they feel that 1st May is a more appropriate date. ITS ENTERTAINMENT too was initially planned for the same day but, it is but natural that you can't have two films of Akshay releasing together. There has to be some gap at the least."
The next big date was 15th August. However, with Ajay Devgn's SINGHAM 2 and Saif's PHANTOM already fighting it out for the said date, there was no way Akshay would have made it further complicated by bringing his film in between and created a three way clash.
Earlier this too it was his ONCE UPON A TIME IN MUMBAAI DOBAARA that had entered the ring first and blocked 9th August for his arrival. However with CHENNAI EXPRESS too showing interest in arriving on the same date, Jeetendra had intervened and Ekta Kapoor along with Akshay moved their film ahead on Independence Day. However, in order to avoid any such off screen confrontations which could have resulted in bad blood, ITS ENTERTAINMENT is arriving a week earlier.
TIPS, who are producing ITS ENTERTAINMENT, confirmed that the film is arriving on 8th August. Ramesh Taurani said, "All of us make our films with a so much love and also there is a lot of hard work and money involved. Clash of two big films favours nobody. We all being a part of one industry want everyone's films to do well. Competing with each other is not in good taste, that's why we chose 8th August."
Resultantly, Akshay now has a clean passage for him to enjoy a solo release while other films fight it out a week later. While this is indeed a smart move, when it comes to 'Gabbar', one waits to see as and when it would roar next.