Today mega Bollywood creation house Yash Raj Films declared the release dates of 5 adventures viz. Bunty Aur Babli 2, Sandeep Aur Pinky Faraar, Shamshera, Jayeshbhai Jordaar, and Prithviraj. With this announcement a replacement scenario has now developed with the Akshay Kumar – Manushi Chillar starring Prithviraj clashing with the Shahid Kapoor starrer Jersey that’s already slated to release Diwali 2021. “Thanks to the Covid-19 pandemic wreaking ruin, release dates are rearranged for numerous films. With things arising to return to normal, many releases are already awaiting theatres to resume full time. Because of this, there are bound to be clashes at the box office,” comments a trade source.
Meanwhile, apart from Prithviraj and Jersey there’s also the Deols ‘Apne 2’ that’s being prepared to go on this Diwali 2021, with rumours of the Alia Bhatt film Gangubai Kathiawadi hitting screens around the same time too. “Filmmakers are always trying to seek out festive releases to maximise their film’s business possibilities. Till now it had been Jersey and Apne 2 releasing this Diwali, but with Yash Raj Films reporting today there will be a three-way clash at the box office.”
Quiz the trade source on how the scenario might play out and he adds, “Prithviraj and Jersey are the front runners both featuring big names and both films coming alongside immense hype. The most battle for screens goes to be between these two films with Apne 2 catering to its niche audience. However, if the rumours of Gangubai Kathiawadi also releasing on Diwali 2021 are true, it’ll be an enormous fight for screens.”