The news of Aamir Khan’s P.K., directed by Rajkumar Hirani set to be released on December 25 2014 has come as a big shock for Anurag Kashyap.
Anurag had booked the date several months in advance for his much talked about film, Bombay Velvet, starring Ranbir Kapoor and Anushka Sharma. He has been all agog about the film that is his most ambitious venture to date.
Kashyap has been taking meticulous steps in creating the film, which is said to have created a film set of Mumbai in Sri Lanka as it was back in the 1950’s. The news of Hirani’s film being released on the same date as his film has enraged him.
“All it would have taken is a phone call,” says a visibly upset Anurag.”I heard the rumours and called Raju Hirani to tell him that if they were indeed planning a Christmas release to please let me know in advance. At that point, they said there were no such plans,”says Anurag and adds that he was not intimated and had to learn about the release date from the Twitter page of Aamir Khan.
The date is a lucky one for Aamir as his big hits, 3 Idiots, Dhoom 3, and Ghajini were all released during the festive season of Christmas.
“It hurts because I respect Raju as a filmmaker and as a person. Apart from being a colleague, he is also a friend,” says Anurag.
The maverick filmmaker also said that both films will be affected being released on the same day and that the release date issue would have to be sorted out soon.