This Republic Day, while Varun Dhawan clashes with Shradha Kapoor on the dance floor in Street Dancer 3D and Kangana Ranaut clashes with kabaddi players in the akhada in Panga, the two parent films are poised for a face-off at the box office.
However, the Street Dancer 3D director Remo D’souza sees no conflict of interest with the other film. Remo met Kangana on the dance reality show Dance India Dance, that he judges, when she came as a guest. The two met warmly and shared positive vibes.
“I really like Kangana,” says Remo warmly, “She speaks her mind fearlessly and she is a terrific actress. I hope to work with her soon.”
About the so-called clash, Remo clarifies, “There is no clash between Street Dancer 3D and Panga. They are very different films, as different as two films can be. I look forward to watching Panga. I am sure it will be a good film.”
There have been Republic Day clashes in the past when two clashing films have done well. In 2015 and 2016, Akshay Kumar’s Baby and Airlift trounced the competition during Republic day from Dolly Ki Doli and Kya Kool Hain Hum, respectively. In 2017, the Shah Rukh Khan-starrer Raees and the Hrithik Roshan-starrer Kaabil did well. In 2019, Kangana’s Manikarnika clashed with the Bala Thackeray biopic Thackeray on Republic Day where Kangana had the upper hand.
Whereas, in 2018, Akshay Kumar averted a Republic Day clash with Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s Padmaavat by voluntarily postponing his PadMan....