After ruling Diwali for three years in succession (Golmaal 3, All The Best, Golmaal Returns), looks like Ajay Devgn is now making the month of July his own. Call it superstition, eyeing the right release period or sheer coincidence but the superstar now truly believes that Summer of every year is turning out to be quite lucky for him. This is the reason why now he has fixed the release of his next biggie Bol Bachchan in July 2012.
“Yes, the release of Bol Bachchan has been confirmed now. It would arrive on 6th July next year”, informs a trade source, “Ajay would also be co-producing the film. The shooting begins later this month and the film has approximately one full year for itself before it hits the screens.”
Now this should pretty much translate into a lucky streak for Ajay since he recently saw the biggest solo success ever of his career with Singham that had released in July this year. All set to cross the Rs.100 crores mark, this Rohit Shetty film arrived a year after Ajay’s last big success, Once Upon A Time In Mumbaai, which had again released in the month of July (of 2009).
“In the recent years, the only July release of Ajay which hasn’t done well is Mehbooba. It had arrived in July 2008 but failed since it was a delayed release. However, let’s not forget that his Omkara, which had arrived in July 2007, had seen excellent critical acclaim coming its way and stays on to be a landmark film for Ajay. Of course Ajay has taken a note of this trend and is now making conscious effort to bring his films during this time period of the year”, the trade source continues.
For Rohit Shetty too this is a breather of sorts because he would now be in a far lesser pressure situation that he was in during Singham. Due to July deadline given to him, he couldn’t take a breather after Golmaal Returns last year and had to finish and deliver Singham in four months flat.
“For Bol Bachchan though, I would be working at a relatively easier pace”, Rohit had mentioned in an earlier conversation, “There is good time to make this film and thankfully I won’t be fighting any aggressive deadlines.”
Well Rohit, with your ‘jodi’ with Ajay Devgn continuing to see a constant upwards progression film after film, you would be fighting the battle of huge expectations for sure!