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Khel Khel Mein vs Vedaa: Akshay Kumar and John Abraham’s clashes on Independence Day have always led to BIG numbers at the box office

en Bollywood News Khel Khel Mein vs Vedaa: Akshay Kumar and John Abraham’s clashes on Independence Day have always led to BIG numbers at the box office

Yesterday, the trade and social media went into a tizzy when news came in that the much-awaited film of 2024, Pushpa 2: The Rule, might not make it on August 15, as scheduled. In the evening, it came to light that Akshay Kumar’s comedy drama, Khel Khel Mein, which was planned for a September 6 release, has now been preponed to Independence Day. Meanwhile, earlier this week, Vedaa, starring John Abraham, was postponed from July 12 to August 15. This means that Akshay Kumar and John Abraham will clash for the third time on Independence Day!

Khel Khel Mein vs Vedaa: Akshay Kumar and John Abraham’s clashes on Independence Day have always led to BIG numbers at the box office

Their first clash on Independence Day took place in 2018. Akshay Kumar’s period sports film, Gold, took a huge opening of Rs. 25.25 crores. The film soon dropped but managed to cross the Rs. 100 crores mark. John Abraham’s Satyameva Jayate took the industry by surprise as it opened at Rs. 19.50 crores. It collected Rs. 80.50 crores in its lifetime and ended up becoming a Super-Hit.

A year later, Akshay Kumar again had the biggest opening of his career on Independence Day with Mission Mangal. It had first-day collections amounting to Rs. 29.16 crores and was also the superstar’s first film in the Rs. 200 crores club. Batla House, starring John Abraham, also had a praiseworthy opening day figure – Rs. 14 crores. The word of mouth was strong and its lifetime collections were a huge Rs. 87.22 crores.

This shows that both actors had a great run on the National Holiday. Also, these clashes never led to ugly fights over screen sharing and the release happened peacefully. It seems like 2024 Independence Day will be no exception.

Besides Akshay Kumar, Khel Khel Mein also stars Taapsee Pannu, Vaani Kapoor, Ammy Virk, Aditya Seal, Pragya Jaiswal and Fardeen Khan. It is directed by Mudassar Aziz and is produced by Bhushan Kumar, Krishan Kumar, Vipul D Shah, Ashwin Varde, Rajesh Bahl, Shashikant Sinha and Ajay Rai.

Vedaa, meanwhile, also features Sharvari, who's currently riding high with the success of Munjya. The action entertainer is directed by Nikkhil Advani and its stylishly cut teaser caught attention. It is backed by Zee Studios.

Interestingly, Akshay Kumar and John Abraham have clashed outside Independence Day as well. Akshay’s Khakee and John’s Aetbaar were released together on the Republic Day weekend of 2004. The former was a decent success while the latter was a disaster. A year later, Akshay Kumar-starrer Insan and John Abraham-starrer Elaan clashed on January 14, 2005. Both were multi-starrers and both bombed at the box office.

Also Read: Allu Arjun starrer Pushpa 2 postponed? Official decision expected in a few days

More Pages: Khel Khel Mein Box Office Collection


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