Boney Kapoor has expressed his sadness at the clash between his film ‘Maidaan’ and SS Rajamouli’s next ‘RRR’.
Kapoor who had announced the release of ‘Maidaan’ a few weeks ago, faces stiff competition from the Rajamouli multi-starrer. Both films stars Ajay Devgn.
Talking about this, Kapoor told DNA India, “When the call of the film industry should be to stand by each other, because of the rough time that we are going through due to Covid-19, a date clash of two big multi-lingual films, is the last thing that we could expect. I announced my release date of ‘Maidaan’ much much earlier and the release date of ‘RRR’ is decided yesterday. Wasn’t it an ethical thing to have a talk with me for the makers (of RRR) before the announcement they made?”
He added, “Exhibitors will suffer, as the audience will get divided on opening (day). We have to give space to each other so that we can optimise the numbers in a possible way. From outside, it only shows that there is no brotherhood existing among each other.”
Kapoor said that he had approached Rajamouli about the clash, he said, “I did call him and he explained to me that deciding the release date was in the hand of the producer. I am a producer and I know that when we take a call, we discuss with the director, lead actor and other team members first.”
“Ajay got to know about the date clash and he suggested to the makers (of RRR) to have words with me because my date was announced much earlier. But nobody made a call to talk to me. Rather, I called up Rajamouli to find a way so that both the film found space. But his response was a mere formality,” Kapoor claimed.