Besides the major clash of Salman Khan’s SULTAN VS Shah Rukh Khan’s RAEES (in Eid) that has been hitting the headlines, 2016 will witness yet another box-office war as two of the much-touted projects are set to release on the same day.
Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra’s MIRZYA will clash with Anthony D’souza’s AZHAR, a biopic on former Indian cricketer Mohammad Azharuddin. Both the films have been blocked for May 13, 2016.
Both the projects are significant and look promising. While MIRZYA marks the debut of Anil Kapoor’s son Harshvardhan Kapoor and Saiyami Kher (which is held as the biggest launch pad), actor Emraan Hashmi is doing a biopic for the first time.
MIRZYA is director Rakeysh Mehra’s first love story and his next after the super successful film, BHAAG MILKHA BHAAG. It is a contemporary love story set in Rajasthan. So, he is leaving no stone unturned for the film and is personally looking into all the minute detailing.
The director has gone to great lengths to bring on board the best team to be a part of the making of the film. He has even tightened security on the sets.
On the other hand Anthony D’souza (who gave duds like BLUE and BOSS), is pinning all his hopes on Azharuddin biopic and working really hard. If it clicks with the audience, Anthony will have his first hit.
MIRZYA is co-produced by CINESTAAN Film Company and ROMP Pictures, while AZHAR is produced by Ekta Kapoor’s Balaji Motion Pictures.
We wish both the films to do well!