Salman Khan headed for big clash with Hrithik Roshan
Battle line drawn in the star war
By Priyanka Kapoor
Fri, Dec 17, 2010 05:18:39 GMT
What began as a trivial verbal spat has now taken the proportion of an all-out clash. Salman Khan has drawn the battle line with Hrithik Roshan.
In case you’ve missed out, here’s a quick recap. At a charity event recently, Salman Khan made some uncharitable comments about director Sanjay Leela Bhansali and his film Guzaarish. In response, Hrithik had hit back at Salman, subtly though, and had lofty words of advice for the mercurial Khan.
Hrithik had said: “It’s not heroic to laugh or make fun of a filmmaker just because his box-office collections are not up there with yours (referring to Salman’s Dabangg)...In my opinion a hero never gloats. When you are super successful, it should in fact make you more gracious and loving. This is the time one should use to turn even enemies into friends...”
Hrithik’s words obviously did not go down well with Salman, who has now opened a new front against the star.
We know that Hrithik’s last two films - Kites and Guzaarish - have flopped at the box office. He is desperately banking on Zoya Akhtar’s Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara to resurrect his sagging career. The film will release on May 27, next year.
But Hrithik is going to face a tough competition from Salman. Yes, Salman recently met with producer Bhushan Kumar of his upcoming film Ready and convinced Kumar to release the film on May 27, the same day Hrithik’s film is up for release. The intention is clear - to destroy Hrithik’s film at box office.
Bhushan Kumar has confirmed meeting Khan to decide the film’s release date. He also says that he’s not concerned with the fact that Hrithik’s film is coming on the same day.