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'There's no clash between Talaash and Khiladi 786'

By Sonil Dedhia
November 27, 2012 17:02 IST
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Himesh Reshamiya in Khiladi 786Just two weeks ago, Ajay Devgn was forced to take legal recourse against Yash Raj Films for unfairly using their dominant position in the industry to manipulate exhibitors and distributors to release their film Jab Tak Hai Jaan in more theatres than his film, Son Of Sardaar, releasing on the same day. 

Recent reports state that the makers of Aamir Khan starrer Talaash have asked single screen owners to allow an uninterrupted two-week run for their film when it releases on November 30. This, in turn, will leave with very few single screens for Akshay Kumar's Khiladi 786, releasing the week after.

Aamir Khan did not see any problem with booking theatres, and gave his reasons for it.

On the other hand, Himesh Reshammiya, who is one of the producers of Khiladi 786, denied any clash from Talaash.

"With regard to Khiladi 786 and Talaash, there wasn't ever any clash," Himesh says. "The media has created this clash. The two films are not releasing on the same date. Our film comes a week after Talaash and by then, usually, only 15 percent of the earlier film's buzz remains." 

He clarified that his film was releasing in 2,500 screens all over India. "We are enjoying more than 2,500 single screens on December 7, the day our film releases." he said, "As per agreement with the theatre owners, not even single screen has been booked for Talaash on that day. "

The singer, music composer, actor and producer also said that he was happy with the kind of response he was getting for the music of the film. "The film has a great buzz and people have really liked the songs. I composed super hit music for films like Bodyguard, Bol Bachchan and Son Of Sardaar. It's time to showcase the work I had done during for the last one year."

Himesh, who will also act in Khiladi 786, was all praise for his co-star Akshay Kumar. "This is my first joint venture with Akshay. I enjoyed working with him. He is the real hero in this film while the rest are extras," he said.

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