Industry circles are echoing with the buzz that Akshay Kumar’s PADMAN may face the clash with the Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s magnum opus PADMAVATI ( aka PADMAVAT) starring Deepika Padukone, Shahid Kapoor, and Ranveer Singh.
The movie has reportedly received a U/A certificate from CBFC and the buzz is that the makers want the movie to release as soon as possible to cash on all the controversy.
The CBFC has suggested some changes that include the change of the title from PADMAVATI to PADMAVAT since the movie is based on the epic poem written in 1540 by Sufi poet Malik Muhammad Jayasi.
According to industry sources, PADMAVAT may share the date with Akshay Kumar’s PADMAN on January 25 2018. Official confirmation from Viacom 18 Motion Pictures the makers on this is awaited.
Ideally, it won,t be easy for the makers of PADMAVAT to make the suggested changes and release the film on 25 January to clash with Akshay Kumar, Radhika Pate and Sonam Kapoor starrer PADMAN helmed by R. Balki.
But we have seen in past that sometimes passion and over enthusiasm results in clashes which should not have happen that eat each other’s business. RAEES V/S KAABIL, DILWALE V/S BAJIRAO MASTANI is an example.
And if this happens then a 90 core PADMAN produced by SPE films, Kriarj Entertainment and Twinkle Khanna will see a clash with 150 + crore PADMAVAT produced by Viacom 18 Motion Pictures and Bhansali Productions on January 25 2017.