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Deepika Padukone's Ram Leela to clash with Kangna Ranaut's Rajjo

Bollywood Hungama   September 27, 2013
First Published: 10:52 IST(27/9/2013) | Last Updated: 16:08 IST(27/9/2013)
Deepika Padukone, Ranveer Singh-starrer Ram Leela was all set to enjoy a solo release in the coming festive season. Recent developments, however, may have tampered the festive celebrations for Sanjay Leela Bhansali.

Kangna Ranaut-starrer Rajjo all set to clash with the Sanjay Leela Bhansali's musical drama.

"Makers of Rajjo, MH Shah and UA Karande, were waiting for an apt time to bring the film. Though Kangna plays a prostitute in the film, it isn't a grim affair by any means. Instead, it is a colourful affair as well and joins Ram Leela in painting the screen red. Pun intended," a source informed Bollywood Hungama.

Vishwas Patil's Rajjo is slated for release on 15th November - the same day as the release of Ram Leela.

"To arrive a week or two later was explored as well. After all, Ram Leela could well be a formidable opponent for anyone. However, once the final cut of Rajjo was seen by people concerned, there was an added sense of confidence. It was felt that the originally decided date would be just right to set the stage for 'Rajjo' v/s 'Leela'," the source added.

With Kangna as well as Deepika playing title roles in their respective films, there would be an unlikely clash in the offering.



"Rajjo is really close to my heart and I am glad it is being released this festive season. As for competition with other films, there would be one every week in any case. I am sure my producers are taking a good call and it comes from the trust and confidence they have in the product. I am particularly proud of the film and my work. The film is special and it will fetch an audience of its own. I strongly believe in director Vishwas Patil and music director Uttam Singh. Once you see the promos, which would be out very soon, you would know what I mean," says Kangna Ranaut.

Kangna may be proud of her film but will she turn out to be the winner when she is competing against Deepika Padukone -  the woman who has featured in the top two box-office scorers of the year (Chennai Express, Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani)? Only time can tell.
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