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Salman and Aamir have set an example and industry is now waiting with bated breath to see if Ajay Devgn and Hrithik Roshan follow the same route as well. Since Salman and Aamir have juggled release plans of four of their films, bigwigs in the industry feel that Ajay and Hrithik too should sit across the table and finalise on plans for Tezz and Agneepath once for and all.
“It’s high time that they did that”, says an industry veteran, “For how long can they continue to hold on to the suspense. I am 200% sure that these biggies won’t clash with each other. However, the way the makers of both films are holding on to any subsequent announcement, it is unfortunate to say the least. Also it is unhealthy for all involved as just 3 months remain and any sudden change in plans would require massive rescheduling as well as change in overall strategy.”
However, as of now Karan Johar as well as Priyadarshan are not budging from their stand and continue to stick to their 26th January plans. Since both films are multi-crore affairs and high stakes are involved, none of the two parties are willing to blink first.
“This is not sustainable though”, says a trade veteran, “For both Hrithik and Ajay these are crucial films. Agneepath is a remake of a classic and comparisons with Amitabh Bachchan is anyways an impending challenge. Ditto for Tezz which is apparently a remake of Japanese film The Bullet Train. With so much at stake, the least that these two superstars would need at this hour is a heads-on clash.”
Hope the actors are listening and Salman-Aamir turn out to be role models here.