As release date comes nearer for films with similar plots, Ujda Chaman and Bala, Ayushmann Khurrana cleared the air about the controversy surrounding the same.
Ayushmann is playing the lead in Amar Kaushik’s Bala. A story of a 30 something balding man out to impress a girl he likes, while Sunny Singh’s Ujda Chaman also revolves around a similar narrative structure.
As recent reports of legal issues around Bala gathered momentum, Ayushmann broke the silence over the matter and stated that his film is quite different from Ujda Chaman.
Stating that they announced the film first and filmed it first, apart from many other differences between both films, Khurrana spoke in defense of Bala.
We shot our film first, announced our film first. There’s just one line which is similar otherwise it’s a different film. I’ve seen the South film, after we completed the shoot. Once you see the film you’ll realise (the difference),” Hindustan Times quoted Ayushmann as saying in an interview.
When the Badhaai Ho actor was asked if he was bothered about the back-to-back releases of both films, he said, “It happened with Bhagat Singh also. I’m really confident about our film, it’s a beautiful film and one of the best scripts I’ve ever read. Anybody can come up with the same idea.”
I got the same idea by six different people. I’ll just go with the person who is more credible. There was a film called Hair is Falling in 2011 and there were a lot of films which were made on receding hairline but just that they weren’t successful. It’s my decision to go with the best director, best producer and choose the best script on the subject. As simple as that,” he further added.
With the recent release date shifts, Sunny Singh starrer Ujda Chaman is slated to release on 1 November 2019 while Ayushmann Khurrana’s Bala will hit screens on 8 November 2019.