RK is definitely glad he's not clashing with Salman Khan Image: YouTube
With Raees and Kaabil going head-to-head in January, 2017 kickstarted with what was perhaps one of the biggest box office clashes in recent times. Fans expected the year to end with a similar battle of the behemoths, considering both Tiger Zinda Hai and the Dutt biopic were slated for release in December. But seems like the clash of the titans has been averted and, if there's anyone who is happy about it, it's Ranbir Kapoor.
Ranbir's Dutt biopic has now been postponed to March next year, avoiding a direct confrontation in the box office with Salman Khan's Tiger Zinda Hai.
Ranbir, at a song launch event for his upcoming movie Jagga Jasoos, was asked if constant postponing of release dates indicate that one is not confident of the product. The Barfi actor was quick to refute the theory but admitted the Salman Khan effect might have been in play behind the decision. “I don’t think so. Tiger Zinda Hai is definitely the biggest release of this year, hence the makers must have thought it through and then changed the date,” he said.
Clearly, Ranbir is aware of the phenomena called Bhaijaan. Add to that, Tiger Zinda Hain is the sequel to the hit Ek Tha Tiger, and will also mark the comeback of the fan-favourite Salman-Katrina jodi on the big screen. So, perhaps Ranbir knew that Dutt did not stand a chance.
With the burden of one mega-budget flop, Bombay Velvet still weighing him down, it's only natural for RK to feel a bit insecure, don't you think? There, there, RK, nothing to worry now.