Mumbai: In an industry like Bollywood, it takes a second for a friend, more like a brother, to turn your biggest arch rival.
We have seen many such examples like Shah Rukh Khan and Ajay Devgn, Govinda and David Dhawan, Shah Rukh Khan and Hrithik Roshan, to name a few. The latest to be added to the list might be Akshay Kumar and Sidharth Malhotra/ Akshay Kumar and Neeraj Pandey.
Akshay got one of his biggest hits ‘Baby’ from Neeraj. Sidharth and his bond is like brothers as the two supposedly connect on a different level (they even worked in the movie ‘Brothers’).
But Akshay and Neeraj-Sidharth will be competing on the big screen as ‘Padman’ and ‘Aiyaary’ are both slated to release on Republic Day.
However Akshay recently spoke about the clash at an event. He said, “Both the films are absolutely different. Neeraj is a dear friend of mine. There is nothing like a clash. The word clash is media created. My film might get screened in 2,800 screens or so. Their movie would be screened in 1,600-1,800 or more theaters. There are 4,000-5,000 screens, so how can there be a clash? That film is different and so is ours. So there is no clash as such.”
This banter seems to get interesting, since Sidharth had earlier stated that it is a ‘clash’ between two friends.