YRF’s ‘Qaidi Band’ to impact Farhan Akhtar’s ‘Lucknow Central’?

Shyama Sudra



When Yash Raj Films announced that they would be taking on two fresh faces for their next, little did anyone know that these newbies could prove to be competition to Farhan Akthar. According to reports, Aadar Jain and Anya Singh are set to debut in the film ‘Qaidi Band’, where it seems the story is rather similar to that of Akhtar’s project ‘Lucknow Central’.

According to Bollywood Hungama, both films tell the story of jail inmates bonding over music and eventually forming a band. Furthermore, YRF have also decided to release their film earlier than the Akhtar starer, which could go against ‘Lucknow Central’ if ‘Qaidi Band’ brings in a bigger audience. However, if major hits such as ‘Sultan’ (2016) and ‘Dangal’ (2016) both based on wrestling and released five months apart, are anything to go by, YRF and Akhtar may not have anything to worry about.

Where Jain is known to be the grandson on the late great Raj Kapoor. ‘Qaidi Band’ is set to hit the big screens on 25th August, where ‘Lucknow Central’ is set for release on 21st September.