Movie clashes are not a new thing for filmmakers but look like Bollywood is heading for the biggest clash we will ever see in the Hindi film industry. If fresh reports are to be believed, Salman Khan’s much-awaited film ‘Dabangg 3’, a sequel to the blockbuster Hindi movie series ‘Dabangg’ (2010), is going to lock horns with not one or two but three big-ticket movies. Yes, a buzz has it that Khan’s ‘Dabangg 3’ is gearing up for a box-office battle with Kangana Ranaut’s period drama ‘Manikarnika: The Queen Of Jhansi’, Emraan Hashmi’s ‘Cheat India’ and Hrithik Roshan’s ‘Super 30’, a biopic on mathematician Anand Kumar. All these movies are, reportedly, releasing on 25th January 2019.
Though it seems quite unlikely that ‘Dabangg 3’, to be directed by Prabhu Deva, will be able to make it to theatres during the Republic Day weekend as it is yet to go on floors. But you never know. From what we hear the makers are planning to begin production in September this year. Salman Khan is expected to shoot for ‘Dabangg 3’ simultaneously with Ali Abbas Zafar’s ‘Bharat’ which hits the silver screen on Eid, 2019.
While the makers of ‘Dabangg 3’ are yet to announce the official release date for the movie, we would say locking horns with so many films does not make any sense. We hope filmmakers too realize the same soon and march out of the clash and lock other dates. We all have seen on many occasions in the past that clashes do not benefit anyone. Here, the fate of the four films is at stake. How can the makers think their films can even survive such battles, let alone making any sort of profits.