Well, there have been several star-comparisons on Indicine recently, but this could well turn into reality!
Back in 2006, Salman and Akshay together (in Jaan-e-mann) couldn’t match the box-office might of Shahrukh Khan’s Don. Half a decade later, the power has shifted considerably with both Salman and Akshay moving up the ladder. Salman is arguably the biggest superstar in the country with three back-to-back blockbusters. Akshay has slipped in the last year or so, but is still considered to be one of the top stars in the industry.
With Ek Tha Tiger now postponed to EID 2012, the Salman – Katrina starrer is likely to clash against Akshay Kumar and Shahid Kapoor’s Once Upon A Time in Mumbai 2!
While the shooting for Ek Tha Tiger has already started, the sequel to Once Upon a Time in Mumbai is yet to go on floors. Ekta Kapoor recently confirmed that the film is on schedule and will release by the end of August.
If the biggies do indeed clash and Salman Khan vs Akshay Kumar (and Shahid of course) does happen, who’d you pick? Our money is on Salman and Ek Tha Tiger. But since OUATIM was a good film, the expectations and curiosity from the sequel is quite high amongst the audience!