Vivek Oberoi hopes for resolution over box office clash
Vivek Oberoi's two upcoming films, 'Jayanta Bhai Ki Luv Story' and 'Kismet Love Paisa Dilli', are set to release on the same day with no change in the date so far but the actor hopes one of the producers will move ahead
While Kumar Taurani has produced 'Jayanta Bhai Ki Luv Story', 'Kismet Love Paisa Dilli' (KLPD) is Amit Chandra's project and both are keen on October 5 as the release date.
Promotions of KLPD are on while that of 'Jayanta Bhai' is set to begin soon and either producer is yet to move towards a different release date.
"They (Amit Chandra) may have started promotion now but we too would be beginning by month end. We just need a few weeks of some really intense promotion to get us going. We are not backing out for sure. Our posters are ready, the first cut of the film is in place as well and if there is going to be a clash on October 5 so be it," Kumar Taurani said.
Vivek last had a release two years back when Ram Gopal Varma's 'Rakht Charitra Part I and II' released in quick succession but failed at the box office. The 35-year-old actor is hopeful that there will be an amicable solution. "Of course no one wants a clash. I have spoken to the producers and hopefully one of them will move ahead," he said.
Amit Chandra understands the situation and empathises with Vivek. "It is not great for two films to release on the same day; it is not going to benefit either Kumarji or me. I have requested him that he moves on and hopefully he would."
"The problem is not just about the same release date, it is also about promotion. If promos of two films run concurrently, that may confuse the audience. There should be a gap between two films of the same hero," Amit said.
However, Taurani feels that since he announced the film's completion first, it was his right to arrive in theatres.
"We were just about to start the publicity of our film when out of nowhere I heard Amit announcing his film's completion. I had said earlier that we could sit across the table and sort it all out. "However, he didn't even talk to me and just said that I should move ahead. He wasn't in the mood to listen to me and he announced the arrival of his film as October 5. It has to be seen who amongst the two of us would budge from the stand."
Amit is not ready to move yet as he thinks October 5 is the perfect date for him. "It is a perfect date for me and I am not moving. I am sure Vivek will have a chat with Kumarji and request him to move ahead. No one wants a clash here."