Padmavat V/S PadMan Clash Yet Again Reflects Lack Of Unity In Bollywood
Well, all one can say is – both Padmavat and PadMan deserve better. They are too good to be spoken about for reasons other than the plot that they boast of!
Last year it was Raees v/s Kaabil, this time it is Padmavat v/s PadMan – Pretty much goes on to show that when it comes to Bollywood, filmmakers have time and again not shied away from stepping over a relatively smaller film even if it means leaving a bad taste in the mouth of many involved.
The release date of PadMan was announced months ago as 26th January. All seemed fine till the whole issue around Padmavati (then erupted). Amongst many things that happened for the film, including the titled been changed to Padmavat, there was quite some speculation around the eventual release date too. The film continued to get pushed and is now eyeing the same slot as PadMan.
While the Akshay Kumar starrer is arriving a day earlier on 25th January to make the most of the long weekend, Sanjay Leela Bhansali has ‘apparently’ picked up the same date as well. Why ‘apparently’? Because there is no official word on the date yet. Still, the fact that there is absolute silence around it all means no denial is coming in either, hence adding fuel to the fire that eventually there would be a clash. No wonder, Aiyaary has promptly moved ahead (smart move), allowing films bigger than it to fight it out.
The trouble though is not as much as the clash between a 200 crore budgeted film versus the one that has been mounted on 20 crores, it is more about how the situation has taken an ugly turn once again when it comes to Bollywood clashes.
Sanjay Leela Bhansali is not a stranger to such clashes. He has found himself on the wrong side of affairs when Shah Rukh Khan threw an open challenge to finish off Saawariya with his Om Shanti Om. That was still the time when at least the Diwali 2007 arrival of both the films was spoken about much in advance. Later, he got his sweet revenge with Bajirao Mastani going well past Dilwale. Fair enough, it could well have been all over back then. However, the fact that his Padmavat is now eyeing the same slot as PadMan when it is just cost-wise and not concept-wise smaller makes one wonder if this was the only choice available.Disclaimer:We do not allow users to post content which is copyright and We take strict actions against the users who post infringement content on our website.Although we do not host any content, users post embed videos from youtube, facebook, Dailymotion and Vimeo and are moderated before posting but we still take strict action against the copyright videos posted.If you are an official representative of any company whose videos are posted illegally on our website or you think some video infringe the copyright then you can simply send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org