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    Default The big fight on Jan 26

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    Aamir’s film with Reema Kagti to hit the theatres on the same day as Devgn’s Tezz

    It's all about cashing in at the right time. Filmmakers have become rather opportunistic when it comes to the release date of their films. The Salman-Kareena starrer Bodyguard released on Eid, SRK's dream project RA.One has been slated to release on Diwali and his other venture Don 2 will have a Christmas release. And now we hear that filmmakers Priyadarshan and Reema Kagti are both vying for a Republic Day release next year.

    Priyadarshan's action-thriller Tezz, starring Ajay Devgn, was supposed to release on November 11 but to avert a clash with Imtiaz Ali's Rockstar, the director and producers Venus decided to postpone the film's release to January 26. However, a source informed us that the Aamir Khan starrer directed by Reema Kagti, which is still untitled, is scheduled to release on the same day.

    Reportedly, the Tezz producers are trying hard to convince the producers of Kagti's film to postpone their release as they had already blocked the coveted Republic Day weekend first.

    When contacted, Sanjeev Lamba CEO Reliance Big Pictures confirmed that Kagti's film was slated to release on January 26. He said, "That's the planned date."

    The source said, "There was no sign of Kagti's film with Aamir releasing on January 26, when the Tezz producers Venus announced their film. And now suddenly the Aamir film shows up catching the Tezz produers off guard. Now they've no choice but to shift."

    Ratan Jain of Venus said, "I am not aware about the other film. But we will be releasing our film on 26 January." When informed that Reliance is sure about its release date for the Kagti film, Jain reluctantly admitted, "We might have to move by a week. When we selected January 26, we were not aware of any other film on the same date."

    Apparently, Dibakar Bannerjee also plans to release his Emraan Hashmi-Abhay Deol starrer Shanghai on January 26.



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