It is always considered professional hara-kiri when two big films decide to release on the same date. This year isn’t even over yet and filmmakers are already pencilling in the release dates for their films next year. The next big hyped clash is apparently going to be between Karan Johar۪s Yeh Jawani Hai Deewani۪ (directed by Ayan Mukherjee) and Ekta Kapoor۪s Lootera۪ directed by Vikramaditya Motwane.
“Their Yeh Jawani Hai Deewani and Lootera are progressing quite well and both Karan and Ekta are extremely gung-ho about their respective films. However, now they seem to have pencilled in the same date for their release. Not just is this unhealthy, it is also very surprising since in real life they are thick friends and would never allow clash of any kind, whether personal or professional”, said a source to Bollywood Hungama.
It seems the media is hell bent on pitting Singh and Kapoor against each other, what with constant rumours of them vying for the same roles and with the same filmmakers.
Even though the dates have been locked, it must be noted that neither Johar nor Ekta have made any clarifications to refute the potential controversy that may arise due to their decisions.
Yeh Jawani Hai Deewani۪ stars Kapoor and Deepika Padukone and Lootera۪ stars Singh with Sonakshi Sinha. Both films are love stories and are slated to release in March 2013.