John Abraham and Anil Kapoor have come across a strange problem. Their films Shootout at Wadala and Race 2 are scheduled to release back to back in January 2013.
Reportedly, the two actors have been trying to convince the respective producers, Ekta Kapoor and Ramesh Taurani to keep at least a gap of three weeks between their ventures.
Taurani, however, is not willing to relent. “I announced the release of my film a long time back. Shootout at Wadala producers have just declared their date. They should be taking a call,” said the Tips producer.
And though the filmmaker fears that a gap of just one week may affect the business of both, he bravely added, “The two ventures are totally different. Mine is a thriller and stars Deepika Padukone and Saif Ali Khan as well. So, I am not really worried.”
And though, Ekta has been sounded off by the actors, no decision has been taken regarding the release of Shootout at Wadala either.
But the film promotions may pose a problem, says trade analyst Taran Adarsh. “These days, for film publicity, actors don’t just have to give a hundred interviews but also travel to various cities. With two films releasing back to back, there is bound to be a clash of dates. And this will be unfair to both producers,” said Adarsh.