An unusual clash is all set to take place at the box office. While Khan wars are traditionally the hottest of them all and quite a few leading ladies are finding themselves in the arena with their solo starrers this September, it is going to be an interesting face-off later this year, what with Saif Ali Khan taking on Abhishek Bachchan.
|SAIF ALI KHAN and ABHISHEK BACHCHAN|
This would be with HAPPY ENDING and ALL IS WELL releasing on the same date – 5th December.
”It wasn’t planned this way though,” informs our source, ”To begin with, it was going to be a clash of Arjun Kapoor with Abhishek Bachchan as former’s TEVAR was slated to arrive on 5th December. However, producers Eros decided to shuffle their releases a little by moving ahead TEVAR to 9th January and instead bring HAPPY ENDING on the available slot of 5th December.”
Earlier there were plans to bring HAPPY ENDING on 22nd August but given the kind of rush that Bollywood releases are finding themselves in this month, it was felt that December would make for a much cleaner arrive. Moreover, currently the last month of the year is much cleaner, what with PK and WELCOME BACK being the only confirmed releases, hence resulting in good breathing space for the other films.
Meanwhile, as for Saif and Abhishek, though they have been a part of L.O.C. KARGIL (2003), HUM TUM (2004) and SALAAM NAMASTE (2005), it is going to be interesting enough to see them clashing at the box office after almost a decade.
When contacted, Eros spokesperson confirmed the developments and said that HAPPY ENDING would indeed arrive on 5th December.