This Diwali, Aamir Khan and Ajay Devgn are all set to lock horns with their respective films Secret Superstar and Golmaal Again releasing over the Diwali weekend. The festive period in India is often flooded with movie releases, especially with Diwali seeing multiple films being brought out. While it is an old practice, every time two superstars have films releasing on the same day, there are bound to be talks of rivalry and competition. But this time seems different. Both the actors have refrained from commenting on each others project, maintaining the decorum one expects from stalwarts.
Secret Superstar falls in to the genre of a musical drama with Zaira Wasim of Dangal fame playing the lead opposite Aamir Khan who describes his role as an ‘extended cameo’ in the film. The movie has been written and directed by Advait Chandan and produced by Aamir Khan, Kiran Rao and Akash Chawla under the banner of Aamir Khan Productions in collaboration with Zee Studios. The film follows the life of a muslim teenaged girl named Insia (Zaira Wasim) and her journey to become a singing sensation, which she always aspired to be, much against the wishes of her conservative parents. Aamir Khan plays her mentor who leads her into the world of her dreams.
On the other hand, we all are aware of the Golmaal series and the slapstick comedy genre it falls into. Golmaal Again stars Ajay Devgn, Tushaar Kapoor, Arshad Warsi, Kunal Kemmu, Shreyas Talpade in addition to Tabu and Parineeti Chopra. The makers have tried to make a children friendly film this time around with special attention given to the CGI, aspiring for a Disney like theme. So, it is very clear that both the films are completely different in their genres and that makes director Rohit Shetty least concerned about the clash at the box office. He has stated that the Diwali weekend is capable of accommodating two big releases and he is not worried about the business of his film being affected.
Here’s hoping both the films get their due at the box office.