August 15 will see John Abraham locking horns with Akshay Kumar. It’s a holiday-laden weekend, but the two films cannot have the same collections. So, who will draw larger crowds- Excel Entertainment’s Gold or T-Series and Nikhil Advani’s Satyamev Jayate? John Abraham wanted his Parmanu to clash with Anushka Sharma’s Pari. That it didn’t happen is a different story. But now, he is taking on a mighty lion- Akshay Kumar. It will be interesting to see who garners more collections, August 15- Gold or Satyamev Jayate.
Milap Zaveri who has directed the John Abraham led film says, “If they are Gold, we are bold,” and then adds, “On a serious note, I don’t think it’s a clash. Both films have a different audience. It’s a long weekend, we have quite a few holidays coming up- Parsi New Year, Eid.” On the other hand, when we contacted Reema Kagti this evening, she quipped, “Good luck to both films.”
The release date of Gold was announced before that of Satyamev Jayate.
John Abraham, when asked, had made it clear that Satyamev Jayate would be a better commercial proposition on a big holiday along with Gold, rather than alone a week later.
It may be recalled that Akshay Kumar, on the other hand, a few days later to John’s perspective, had an extremely witty reply on the lines of, “We are all friends. We can release our films together on the same date. So, next time, I shall do the same.”
Gold stars Akshay Kumar, Mouni Roy, Amit Sadh and Kunal Kapoor. Satyamev Jayate stars John Abraham and Manoj Bajpayee. Over to the ticket windows!