Just yesterday, we had reported that Madhur Bhandarkar‘s Jail was confirmed for the 6th November clash with Ajab Prem Ki Ghazab Kahani. Well, picture abhi baaki hai mere dost! Because, close on the heels of much awaited Ranbir and Neil box office clash, Shahid Kapoor has also joined the fray. Now his Chance Pe Dance too would be arriving on the same day, hence resulting in a three way clash.
Even though director Ken Ghosh was unavailable for comment, a reliable source confirmed that plans are indeed being put together for Chance Pe Dance to be readied for 6th November release. “The film is complete and the promotion should begin any time now. As of now, 6th November looks like the best bet for the Shahid Kapoor-Genelia D’Souza starrer to release.”
If the three films indeed release on the same day, it would be the biggest and most interesting for clash of 2009. After all, there is a lot in store for each of the three principal protagonists in the three films. Neil has to consolidate his position after New York, Ranbir has to live up to his young heart throb image while Shahid would eventually create a big star standing for himself if Chance Pe Dance as well as Dil Bole Hadippa click at the box office after Kaminey.
Given a chance though, Shahid would have liked to have his films spaced out. “See, such things can work either ways. If they all click, then well…wow, that’s great. In the ideal world, it is good to have some gap between your films. But then, 2009 has hardly been an ideal world with releases being impacted due to producer’s strike, swine flu etc. These have been hectic times for me too, as I have been shooting for Parmeet Sethi’s Yash Raj film during and around the release of Kaminey. I am into the promotion of Dil Bole Hadippa now and soon after its release, I fly off to US for Parmeet’s film. Then I return for the promotion of Chance Pe Dance.”
This is why the release plans for Chance Pe Dance on 6th November have to be taken with a pinch of salt.
The splurge of biggies all through November only makes the scenario increasingly uncomfortable for the makers. That’s because as of now November has one biggie a week due to arrival of Tum Mile (13th November), Paa (20th) and De Dana Dan (27th Nov). Still, it would always be better for one of the three releases on 6th November to arrive on a later week and get into a two-way clash than the originally planned three-way clash.
“Ken is ready with his product but one has to be seen whether logistically it would be possible to bring Chance Pe Dance on 6th November”, says an industry insider, “A clash like this with two other big films is good for making spicy headlines and get some good gossip, buzz and hype going. However, the actors as well as other stakeholders involved with the film may not necessarily be gung-ho about this. Let’s see who eventually backs out from the 6th November plans and comes later.”