So far, two big films were tentatively locked for theatrical release during the Gandhi Jayanti weekend this year.
Now, Priyanka Chopra’s biopic on Olympic medal-winning boxer M.C Mary Kom, has joined Hrithik Roshan’s Bang Bang and Saif Ali Khan’s Phantom on October 2nd 2014.
While the ‘Bang Bang vs Phantom’ clash is likely to be averted as both films feature Katrina Kaif, Viacom18 Motion Pictures on Wednesday officially announced the release date of ‘Mary Kom’, directed by Omung Kumar.
With every filmmaker trying to cash-in on the holiday weekend, clashes between big films is likely to get more frequent in the next few years.
It remains to be seen if a solo non-holiday release is better than a holiday clash between two films.