Akshay Kumar and Ajay Devgn have caught up with a box office clash with Entertainment and Singham Returns releasing only a week apart time. Entertainment released on 8th August while Singham Returns released on 15th August. The former was doing quite well at the box office garnering over 50crs plus in one week. However, with Ajay Devgn’s Singham sequel, Akshay Kumar’s Entertainment may see low-collection in its second week.
However, the ones who are caught up in this web is director duo Sajid-Farhad who have directed Entertainment and also wrote the script of Rohit Shetty’s Singham Returns. Before the release of Entertainment Sajid said, “We are blessed to get this opportunity to direct. We were handing 36 departments. We divided them into 18 each. Our combination helped us a lot in writing and direction. We are going to justify the title Entertainment. The audience won’t go away disappointed. It’s a film that will make people laugh and yet touch hearts.”
However, he was shocked to know that Singham Returns has occupied all the single screens which will definitely affect the collections of Entertainment.
Sajid reacts, “Dono films hamare bachche hain. Lekin dono mein se ek laadla hain, which is naturally ‘Entertainment’. It’s our own baby. We have just given birth to ‘Singham Returns’. Rohit bhaiyya has clothed, fed and brought it up. In ‘Entertainment’, we have done everything from giving birth to clothing and feeding the baby. We just heard the news of the limited run of ‘Entertainment’ and don’t know how true it is or how to react. We don’t know the full facts as yet. It’s unfortunate that this has happened. Though now, we have to think commercially also.”
When asked if the dispute will be settled with Singham director Rohit Shetty, Sajid answered, “We don’t know. We don’t get into all that at all. The commercial aspect is handled by others. It’s all between the big people to sort out. Farhad and I just want both the films to work as both are our babies and people connected to both the films are all very dear to us.”
Singham Returns has already been termed as Ajay Devgn’s biggest opener till date while Entertainment is doing fairly well.
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