Contrary to media reports, Poonam Pandey's upcoming film, directed by Amit Saxena, is not clashing with Sunny Leone's Jism 2 at the box office. While Poonam's film will see a December release, Sunny Leone's debut venture will hit the screens on August 3.
"Jism 2 was always meant to release on Aug 3,2012. In fact we even announced the date in our first press release which we put out more than a few months ago!" Pooja Bhatt told hindustantimes.com.
"For all those asking, Jism is due to release sometime around August.. It will be amazing...I promise :)" Sunny Leone had tweeted few days back.
Aditya Bhatia, National Marketing Head Eagle, who had earlier said he's not afraid of his film clashing with Sunny Leone's Jism 2, confirms that the Poonam Pandey starrer will hit the theatres in December. "The clash was not intentional. We are still going ahead with the December release," he told us.
Poonam Pandey had earlier told us, "Yes, my film is releasing around Jism 2. If people compare me with Sunny, I cannot stop their thinking. There are bound to be comparisons. But at the end of the day, your work will speak."
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"It's going to change people's mindset. It will change the way people think about Bollywood. It's radically different from the way films are being made here. I would say, it's not a normal story of a-boy-meets-girl-and-they-fall-in-love genre. It's a very different story," the starlet had said about her upcoming film.
Jism 2 is being directed by Pooja Bhatt and will star Sunny Leone, Arunoday Singh and Randeep Hooda in lead roles. Imran Zahid and Mohan Agashe will play key roles.