The makers of Bombay Velvet are eyeing a Christmas 2014 release for their movie as the movie will be ready by October. The movie stars Ranbir Kapoor and Anushka Sharma in the lead roles. What we have now heard is the Aamir Khan’s P.K too could release around the same day giving some tough competition to Ranbir Kapoor’s movie. Now that’s not surprising considering Khan’s recent films – Dhoom:3, 3 Idiots, Ghajini and Taare Zameen Par hit the theaters during Christmas and all went on to become a huge success at the box office. At the same time, it’s a bit strange because a few reports were doing rounds that Aamir starrer would release on June 6. We are amused as to why the makers are thinking of postponing the movie so much. Is it a marketing strategy or is Mr Perfectionist being superstitious?
“Aamir has had a word with Raju Sir (Raju Hirani; director/co-producer) about it. And it’s not just Aamir; the distributors – after the big success of Dhoom:3 – are also keen on a Christmas release. The makers haven’t yet taken the decision to push the release date,” an insider said to a leading lady.
If these two films release on the same day then it’s going to be one of the biggest box office battles of 2014. However, the makers of Bombay Velvet are clueless about the new developments. When Vikas Bahl was contacted by a leading daily, the co-producer of BV said, “Right now, all I can say is that our film we be ready around October. So we can choose any date in December or otherwise. We are yet to take a final call.”