Sunny Deol aka Tara Singh has opened up about his upcoming film Gadar 2 clashing with Akshay Kumar starrer OMG 2 on August 11. Read On!
The box office is gearing up for a major clash as two big films, Sunny Deol’s “Gadar 2” and Akshay Kumar’s “OMG 2”, are set to release on the same day, 11th August. Both these films are the next installments of their successful predecessors. In a recent interview, Sunny Deol reacted to the clash of both films. He recalled how in 2001, “Gadar” had also released alongside Aamir Khan’s “Lagaan”.
Sunny Deol Recction on the clash between his Gadar 2 and Akshay Kumar’s OMG 2
In a recent interview with ETimes, Sunny Deol was asked about his feelings regarding box office clashes. Sunny recalled the time when in 2001, there was a clash between ‘Gadar’ and ‘Lagaan,’ and he expressed that such films should not be compared as they are unique in their own ways.
Sunny Said, “Gadar did Rs 100 crore plus (at the box office), while Lagaan did much lesser. I don’t understand why people compare – whether it’s from the business or likeability point. Gadar didn’t have the perception, people thought it is this masala film, yeh purani type ki picture hai, purane type ke gaane hai (People thought Gadar is old sort of film with old songs).”
“On the other hand, people thought Lagaan was classic, etc. The so-called people who talk about films had run down Gadar completely. It went on to become a people’s film, and they loved it. At award shows, I remember that they made a spoof of Gadar, but we weren’t bothered by it. It has happened with some of my other films too, like Ghayal and Dil, which clashed. There is no comparison, but people like to do it.”
Further, he said, “What I am trying to say is that jo film zyada acchi hoti hai phir bhi aap usko doosre films ke barabari mein le aatey ho. Jis cheez ki barabari nahin hai, mat karo (Why must people compare a good film with others. Films that have no comparison should not be pitted against each other).”
About Gadar 2 and OMG 2
‘Gadar 2’ is the sequel to one of Hindi cinema’s biggest hits, ‘Gadar: Ek Prem Katha.’ This period action film is directed and produced by Anil Sharma and features Sunny Deol, Ameesha Patel, and Utkarsh Sharma reprising their roles.
‘OMG 2’ is a comedy-drama and the spiritual sequel to the 2012 film ‘OMG – Oh My God!’ Directed by Amit Rai, it stars Akshay Kumar as Lord Shiva, Pankaj Tripathi as his devotee, and Yami Gautam as well.
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