It's the right space for two films to come: Raksha Bandhan director Aanand L Rai on Akshay Kumar's movie clashing with Aamir Khan's Laal Singh Chaddha
Akshay Kumar-Bhumi Pednekar's Raksha Bandhan is releasing along with Aamir Khan-Kareena Kapoor Khan's Laal Singh Chaddha on August 11. On Tuesday, the trailer of Raksha Bandhan was launched at an event in Delhi. During an interaction with the media, director Aanand L Rai opened up about the clash between both star-studded films.
Aanand told, "It's a very good weekend. I was just telling somebody that it's not a weekend. It's a vacation as there are almost 5-7 days of holidays. It's a very long weekend and both films will definitely do well. It's the right space for two films to come. If not for us, somebody else would have released their film on that day. We were only making sure three films didn't come on the same day. If that was the case, we would have avoided that. But, two films can definitely come that weekend."
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Laal Singh Chaddha's trailer was launched on May 29 during the IPL 2022 finale. Directed by Advait Chandan, the film is the Hindi adaptation of Tom Hanks’ Oscar-winning film Forrest Gump. It is produced by Aamir Khan, Kiran Rao, and Viacom18 Studios. Laal Singh Chaddha also stars Mona Singh, Manav Vij and Naga Chaitanya.
Raksha Bandhan, backed by Colour Yellow Productions in association with Cape of Good Films, also stars Sadia Khateeb, Deepika Khanna, Smrithi Srikanth and Sahejmeen Kaur. The family entertainer is written by Kanika Dhillon and Himanshu Sharma.