By Hindustan Times
It seems Shah Rukh Khan and Ajay Devgn are set to fight for theatre screens once again this year. Shah Rukh Khan's Jab Tak Hai Jaan and Ajay Devgn's Son of Sardar clashed last year when both films released on Eid, making theatre owners choose between the two stars for allotting screens. With Yash Raj Films behind SRK's venture, Ajay Devgn's petition on behalf of his own production house Ajay Devgn Films Pvt Ltd was rejected by the CCL (Competition Commission of India) and the verdict said that no rules were being violated.
As Bollywood prepares the arena for big and festive releases this year, Ajay Devgn might be in a deja vu state. Shah Rukh Khan's Chennai Express, by Red Chillies Entertainments is set for Eid release this year. Clashing with SRK's big release this year is Akshay Kumar's Once Upon A Time in Mumbaai Again. However, just a week after Chennai Express releases, Ajay Devgn-starrer Satyagraha Democracy Under Fire is also slated for release.
Now Satyagraha is being produced UTV MOtion Pictures - a production house well placed to secure theatre screens even when pitched against Shah Rukh Khan's Red Chillies Entertainment. What remains to be seen is whether a big production house manages to equal SRK's persona or does the superstar gains the edge over entertainer Ajay Devgn. Will the tables be turned with Ajay Devgn being backed by a big production house while SRK bats for his home production this Eid?
Well, we keep our fingers crossed for both Shah Rukh Khan and Ajay Devgn as both are mass entertainers of the day.