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Two films can release the same day: John Abraham on Gold vs Satyamev Jayate

SNS | New Delhi |

Bollywood actor John Abraham, who is gearing up for his next film Satyamev Jayate, says that two films can release the same day.

Bollywood clashes are something that are always fun to watch the competition at the box office with greater figures. However, this year the industry stood as a unit by avoiding clashes.

We have seen how filmmakers have avoided film clashes at the box office by rescheduling the release date of their respective films for better revenues. Be it the makers of Pad Man who shifting their release date for the solo release of Padmaavat or Luv Ranjan’s Sonu Ke Titu Ki Sweety pushing their release date to avoid clash with Aiyaary.

However, this may not be the case this Independence Day as not two but three films are releasing the same day. Akshay Kumar’s Gold, Abraham’s Satyamev Jayate and Yamla Pagla Deewana Phir Se are all set to release on August 15.

Also read: John Abraham’s Satyamev Jayate to release on August 15, set to clash with Gold and YPD 3

In a time where actors and filmmakers avoid clashes at the box office with another anticipated film, the Parmanu actor is quite firm on his point and believes that two films can release the same day.

“Akshay is a friend. I wish him best. I think two films can release on the same day and survive. There are enough screens for both the films,” John said at the trailer launch of the film.

Considering the theme of both the films, August 15 is the best date slot for both the films as Gold narrates the story of India’s first gold medal in Hockey post-Independence, while Satyamev Jayate takes a stand against corruption in this action drama film.


When asked about his choice of films, which many believe to be a competition with Akshay, John said, “I choose films depending on the kind of scripts I like. When I made ‘Parmanu’, I liked the story, and so I enjoyed the process of making it. (As an audience) I enjoy watching a commercial film which is why I am doing this film.”

“I think each actor is entitled to choose a certain script at a certain point of time. Even Akshay is doing a comedy after that film (‘Gold’), so we all are doing different work,” John added.

Well, it’ll be interesting to see this mega clash between two of the most anticipated films of 2018 and not to forget YPD 3 is also mixed in the equation.

On the work front, apart from Satyamev Jayate, John will also be seen in spy thriller RAW followed by Batla House.