Aamir Khan’s Secret Superstar is set to lock horns with Rajinikanth-Akshay Kumar starrer 2.0 this Diwali.
Hindi movie critic and business analyst, Taran Adarsh, announced the news on Twitter.
A report filed by Bollywood Hungama has quoted a source as saying that Aamir Khan announced a Diwali release for Secret Superstar only after having a conversation with Rajinikanth. He reportedly discussed his concerns related to the film and also sought his blessings.
However, Dutt later released a statement, saying, "Aamir is a dear friend and I wouldn’t want my comeback film to be pitted against his. In this industry, we should all make an effort to help each other.”
The final decision on the release date of Dutt’s film has not yet been taken.
Secret Superstar also features Dangal actress Zaira Wasim in the lead with Aamir in an extended cameo.
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The previously announced release date of Secret Superstar was also one week prior to the release of Shah Rukh Khan’s next movie with Imtiaz Ali as well as Akshay’s Toilet-Ek Prem Katha.
It will be the second biggest box office clash after Shah Rukh Khan’s Raees and Hrithik Roshan’s Kaabil this year.
(With inputs from PTI.)