As vaccines are becoming available slowly around the country, Indian theatres are also opening for business once again. Even before the first month of 2021 ends, two of the biggest upcoming films are all set to clash on the big screen. The highly anticipated film RRR is releasing on October 13 which is the same release date as Maidaan.
Filmmaker Boney Kapoor recently expressed his sadness over the unethical clash of his film with RRR. In an interview with IANS, he said, “ When the call of the film industry should be to stand by each other, because of the rough time that we are going through due to Covid-19, a date clash of two big multi-lingual films, is the last thing that we could expect. I announced my release date of 'Maidaan' much much earlier and the release date of 'RRR' is decided yesterday. Wasn't it an ethical thing to have a talk with me for the makers (of RRR) before the announcement they made?"
The producer further added saying, “ Exhibitors will suffer, as the audience will get divided on opening (day). We have to give space to each other so that we can optimise the numbers in a possible way. From outside, it only shows that there is no brotherhood existing among each other.”