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2016's BIGGEST Box Office Clashes

Last updated on: January 07, 2016 15:39 IST

The year will see its fill of Bollywood clashes. 

In fact, a monster clash will arrive this Eid between Bollywood's biggest superstars!

Here's a look:


Airlift and Kya Kool Hain Hum 3 
Release date: January 22

Akshay Kumar

Image: Akshay Kumar and Nimrat Kaur in Airlift. Mandana Karimi in Kya Kool Hai Hum 3

The Republic Day weekend had been bookmarked for Akshay Kumar's patriotic saga Airlift a long time ago.

Then, the makers of the sex comedy Kya Kool Hain Hum 3 announced suddenly that their film would release on the same day.

The genres are very different, and audiences would probably not be the same either.


Mastizaade and Saala Khadoos
Release date: January 29

Sunny Leone and Tusshar Kapoor

Image: Sunny Leone and Tusshar Kapoor in Mastizaade. R Madhavan in Saala Khadoos

A week after you watch the steamy Kya Kool Hai Hum 3 comes the steamier Mastizaade, starring Sunny Leone in a double role.

The day will also see the release of R Madhavan's sports film Saala Khadoos, where he plays boxing coach to newcomer Ritika Singh.


Ki and Ka and Love Games
Release date: April 1

Kareena Kapoor and Arjun Kapoor

Image: Kareena Kapoor Khan and Arjun Kapoor in Ki and Ka

Kareena Kapoor Khan and Arjun Kapoor will play a married couple in R Balki's Ki And Ka, a marital drama.

Love Games, directed by Vikram Bhatt, will be a romantic thriller with Patralekha, Tara Alisha Berry and Gaurav Arora.


Azhar and Mirzya
Release date: May 15

Emraan Hashmi

Image: Emraan Hashmi in Azhar. Harshavardhan Kapoor in Mirya

Tony D'Souza's Azhar will look at the drama in the life of former cricket captain Mohammed Azharuddin, one of India's most popular skippers.

On the other hand, we will see Anil Kapoor's son Harshavardhan Kapoor for the first time on celluloid with Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra's Mirzya. The film will also introduce Saiyami Kher.

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Housefull 3, Jagga Jasoos and Raaz Rebooted
Release date: June 3

Akshay Kumar

Image: Riteish Deshmukh, Lisa Haydon, Akshay Kumar, Jacqueline Fernandez, Abhishek Bachchan and Nargis Fakhri in Housefull 3. Ranbir Kapoor and Katrina Kaif in Jagga Jasoos

So far, Akshay Kumar's Housefull 3, Ranbir Kapoor-Katrina Kaif's Jagga Jasoos and Emraan Hashmi's Raaz Rebooted are slated to release on June 3.

But that would really be impossible, as they're all BIG affairs.

This means that at least two films may opt out.


Sultan and Raees 
Release date: Eid release

Salman Khan

Image: Salman Khan in Sultan. Shah Rukh Khan in Raees

This will probably be the biggest clash in movie history!

From Day One, both films -- Salman Khan's Sultan and Shah Rukh Khan's Raees -- announced that they would arrive on Eid.

Not a wise idea at all.


Mohenjo Daro and Rustom
Release date: August 12

Hrithik Roshan

Image: Hrithik Roshan on the sets of Mohenjo Daro. Photograph: Avinash Gowariker/Instagram

Another big clash of 2016, Akshay Kumar's Rustom is pitted against Hrithik Roshan's Mohenjo Daro on the Independence Day weekend.

While one seems to be a murder mystery the other is a historical.


Shivaay and Ae Dil Hai Mushkil
Release date: Diwali

Ajay Devgn

Image: Ajay Devgn in Shivaay

Both Ajay Devgn and Karan Johar have already started promoting their directorial ventures, Shivaay and Ae Dil Hai Mushkil respectively.

While Shivaay will see Devgn's talent behind the camera for the second time after the heart-warming U Me Aur Hum, Karan Johar has a great star cast in Ranbir Kapoor, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Anushka Sharma and Fawad Khan.

Joginder Tuteja