Akaash Vani to clash with Race 2

By Hindustan Times

Director Luv Ranjan's love story Akaash Vani starring two not-so-popular faces will clash with Abbas-Mustan directed mega budget multistarrer Race 2 when it hits screens Jan 25. We have it from a very reliable source that "Akaash Vani" producer Abhishek Pathak and director Ranjan took the decision to pitch their film directly against the "Race" franchise rather than coming a week earlier to avoid a clash.

The earlier plan was to release "Akaash Vani" on Jan 18 when Sudhir Mishra's "Inkaar" was due. But when the core crew saw their end-product, they were confident of taking on the competition, although "Race 2" was a formidable franchise with a showy lineup of stars including Saif Ali Khan, Anil Kapoor, John Abraham and Deepika Padukone.

While Kartik Tiwari and Nushrat Bharucha, the lead actors of "Akaash Vani", choose to be diplomatic about their confidence leve