When Ranbir Kapoor, Imran Khan and Neil Nitin Mukesh entered the Bollywood scene around the same time, industry was of opinion that the trio would turn out to be a similar phenomenon as the Khans (Aamir, Salman, Shah Rukh) had turned out to be 20 years ago. While Ranbir raced ahead with unconventional choice of roles, Imran managed to put his act together after the twin debacle of Kidnap and Luck. However, Neil Nitin Mukesh wasn’t as lucky as the others around him kept running faster. Now, he has pretty much announced an open challenge, what with his David taking Imran’s Matru Ki Bijlee Ka Mandola heads on.
“What makes this clash all the more interesting is that Matru… was announced a year ago and its release date too was fixed six months back. Still, for Neil’s David to suddenly decide January 11 as the D-day is nothing less than surprising”, comments an insider.
Incidentally, the two films are as different from each other as chalk and cheese.