Anees Bazmee announced the release date of Mubarakan, long before Indu Sarkar picked a date. So how did the clash happen?
Says Anees, “You will have to ask Madhur Bhandarkar. We had announced our date three months in advance. The other film kept shifting its time of release to land up opposite us finally.”
But he isn’t fretting over the competition. “They re completely different experiences. Ours is an out and out comedy. Theirs is a political thriller. Hence I presume it would be an intense storyline. They will rely on content, whereas we’ve a terrific plotline as well as a multi-star lineup. Who makes multi-starrers in this day and age? It takes a lot of guts. I want to thank my producers for showing faith in my abilities,” says a confident Anees.
Anees says release clashes are inevitable. “There are only 52 Fridays a year as opposed to 300 Hindi film releases. There has to be a conflict of interest. We should ensure that we work amicably in sorting out the clashes. Don’t release two similar films. I remember David Dhawan’s films Deewana Mastana and Mr & Mrs Khiladi were released on the same day. We can’t do that anymore. Releasing Mubarakan and Indu Sarkar on the same Friday is fine. They are as different as Anil Kapoor and Anupam Kher,” concludes Anees.