It’s inevitable. With so many films releasing in a year, there are bound to be more than one release every Friday. Because there are just 52 Fridays and hundreds of film release every year. Recently a trade newspaper reported that Sidharth Malhotra’s third film The Villain and Varun Dhawan’s third film Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania are set to release on the same day — July 27, 2014. It has now come to light that the two films are not releasing on the same day; but a month apart from each other.
Although Sid’s second film released before Varun’s second film, the Dhawan boy will have his third film release on June 27, exactly a month ahead of The Villain. While both the films belong to different genres — The Villain is a revenge drama while HSKD is a romcom, the boys are being keenly watched. The two newbies have a lot in common; their debut film, hot abs, a huge female fan following, the same mentor — Karan Johar, and they even made a debut on his show KWK together. Right now they are both running neck-to-neck but all eyes are trained on them to see who moves ahead quickly in the race.
So do the boys feel a sense of competition? Varun whose second film Main Tera Hero releases on April 4, seems to be supremely confident, “My film is only 50 per cent complete. The rest of the shooting will take place in Chandigarh now. The films are not clashing. Sid and me would never let our films clash at the box-office but if they still do, it is not in our hands. Since we debuted together, we share a very strong bond and are in touch. I feel everyone should go and watch Hasee Toh Phasee as Sid is amazing in the film!”
Reacting to Varun’s statement, Sid says, “Yes, that’s the love we have for each other’s films and that’s how it will always be. It’s like family! We guys are very close and have kept in touch all throughout with each other.”
Varun’s second film is with Ekta Kapoor’s banner, Balaji Motion Pictures. Sid’s third film is also with the same banner!