I'm scared of Saawariya and I have no problems admitting that," Shah Rukh Khan [Images] said at the music launch of his film, Om Shanti Om. Saawariya, for those who don't know, is releasing on the same day as his film: November 9.
This will, in fact, be a repeat of what we saw last Diwali, when SRK's [Images] Don collided with Salman Khan's [Images] Jaan-e-Mann.
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"If I had a chance, I would have postponed my film," Shah Rukh said.
The actor seemed diplomatic, after his Om Shanti Om director Farah Khan [Images] said some unpleasant things about Bhansali's mother.
On this occasion, Farah preferred to keep quiet, and restricted her comments to her film.
Shah Rukh added that he respected Sanjay Leela as a filmmaker, as they both went back to 2002's Devdas.
On a concluding note, the King Khan [Images] said he hoped to flood the market with prints of Om Shanti Om. "Our hope is to release the film with 2,000 prints worldwide. But that is only a hope," he said.
Text: Syed Firdaus Ashraf | Photograph: Reuben NV