Rajinikanth postpones film for SRK, Ajay
By Hindustan Times
South star Rajinikanth has postponed his next to avert a box-office clash with SRK's YRF film and Ajay Devgn's Son of Sardar. All the films were scheduled for a Diwali release, reports Mid Day. A source told the tabloid: “Rajni sir’s South market is totally secure. In fact, when Kamal Haasan heard of Rajni ji’s Diwali plans, he postponed the release date of his Hindi-Tamil-Telugu tri-lingual film. But then the news of the Ajay Devgn-starrer being released Kochadiyaanduring Diwali surfaced. Though, it in no way affects Rajni ji’s Southern and overseas market, the Hindi version is bound to get affected.”
“Incidentally, Yash Chopra had already announced that he would be releasing his film during Diwali. Initially, Rajni’s team was ready and willing to take on Ajay’s film even in the Hindi belt. But now with Sonakshi Sinha’s soaring popularity after Rowdy Rathore, it was felt that a Diwali release was just not practical,” adds the source.