Mumbai, Nov 7 (): This Diwali, 2012 is getting ready to witness the two big Bollywood movie releases – Yash Raj Films, Jab Tak Hai Jaan and Ajay Devgn Films, Son Of Sardaar. Both the films featuring the big stars of Bollywood are likely to lock horns in the silver screens as well as in the box office this Diwali.
Both, Jab Tak Hai Jaan (JTHJ) starring Shahrukh Khan, Katrina Kaif and Anushka Sharma and Son Of Sardaar starring Ajay Devgn, Sanjay Dutt and Sonakshi Sinha are releasing on Tuesday (i.e. Diwali day, November 13).
Jab Tak Hai Jaan (JTHJ)
In the movie, Shahrukh Khan portrays his role in two ages, one in his late twenties as a musician based in London and the other at an older age as a composed, introverted and dutiful army officer in Kashmir. The actor is thrilled about being a part of a love story directed by the late Yash Chopra.
Jab Tak Hai Jaan is Bollywood legendary filmmaker Yash Chopra’s last directorial venture. He died on October 21, 2012, just three weeks before the release of the film.
Son of Sardaar (SOS)
The film is a remake of Telugu movie Maryada Ramanna directed by S. S. Rajamouli. The film features Ajay Devgn, Juhi Chawla, Sanjay Dutt and Sonakshi Sinha in lead roles.
Son Of Sardaar is a complete entertainment package. It has a combination of all elements from comedy to romance to action, said the director Ashwini Dhir.
As both the films are gearing up to release on Diwali day, both the producers of the film have started to clash for their film release.
Ajay Devgn Films (ADF) has filed a plea in The Competition Commission Of India (CCI) claiming that Yash Raj Films (YRF), led by the legendary filmmaker Yash Chopra, had used its dominant position following which Devgn’s movie is not finding enough single screen theatres for his film’s exhibition.
Ajay claims that YRF has ‘armtwisted’ exhibitors to dedicate more screens to ‘JTHJ’, than his ‘SoS’, both which are up for release on November 13. Ajay said out of the total 10,000 screens, only a handful of them were given to Son of Sardaar.
YRF claims to have booked less than 1,500 single screens out of the 10,500-plus available across India.
The latest reports say, Ajay Devgn Films’(ADF) plea had been rejected by the Competition Commission of India (CCI). When contacted, the official spokesperson of ADF said, “We are shocked by the rejection of our legitimate case by the CCI. We have approached the Appellate Tribunal against the order.”