Kangna Ranaut starrer ‘Manikarnika: The Queen of Jhansi’ was suppose to release in April this year but since their shooting schedule took a beating in December due to Kangna’s injury which is why the film would now be releasing on 15 August to catch up on the patriotic sense of the day. Kangna starrer is a story of courage and valor pre-independence era of the country and a film like that is meant to marry 15 August as the release date except Akshay Kumar is also coming out with his patriotic duty by the name of ‘Gold’ and on the same day.
In ‘Gold’ Akshay is playing the role of a man who helped India win their first gold medal in the Olympic post the end of colonization by the Britishers upon India which went on for 200 years. Nobody wanted to trust the nation that had not even seen freedom in two centuries but Akshay decided to go for it and support the Indian Hockey team in order to get the goal. It is also a story of patriotism which is the second name of Akshay Kumar for a last few years in accordance to the theme of his films and Independence day is a right time to release a film for this nature.
Clash will now be affecting both the films not only because of the same date but also due to the similarity in target audience for the films as families don’t walk out and watch two movies in a weekend. Families only walk out to watch one film at a time and that too rarely hence one of those films would have to be facing incredible losses on the ticket window. Kangna is a wonderful actor but Akshay is a way bigger star than her and commands solid ground on the box office.