The Salman Khan-Aishwarya Rai clash is on. Unlike earlier reports where Anil Kapoor had tweeted a picture of the film Fanney Khan’s look without the release date of the film, the film’s producer Prerna Arora confirms that the Aishwarya Rai film's release date is on Eid. “Anil Kapoor feels that it is a very good date to release the film as Eid is the time when a film like Fanney Khan can do well. As a producer I want to release my film at the earliest and at the right time,” says Prerna.
So, it actually means that for the first time in his career, two Anil Kapoor films will release on the same date. Not only does Anil Kapoor feature in Fanney Khan in the lead role, but he is also an integral part of Race 3 which releases on Eid.
Prerna Arora – the producer of films like Toilet Ek Prem Katha, has pitched all her films opposite films starring big stars. Her film Parmanu starring John Abraham which was pushed behind because of Padmavati twice over is still wary of Padmavati. “I am scared of Padmavati. I know Hichki is releasing opposite Parmanu. I love Rani as an actor and Sidharth (director Sidharth P Malhotra) is a dear friend. I am not concerned because we are different films and we will share theatres,” she says.
Prerna’s third release in 2018 – Kedarnath starring Sushant Singh Rajput and Sara Ali Khan and directed by Abhishek Kapoor will clash with Shah Rukh Khan’s film with Aanand L Rai.
“We are still coming on 21st December. We are still trying to talk to Shah Rukh sir and we will see which date is suitable. Right now, it is 21 December, but we will see how we can move things around,” she says.
“The point is that we are not getting any solo release date for any of our films. That’s not intentional. It is just that every two films have to come together. Everybody has accepted that happily,” adds Prerna.