On the face of it, October 2 this year was just another routine public holiday, for many the first of the 5-day-long weekend they had packed their bags to get out of the city. But Bollywoodwise, a lot was at stake on this Thursday: Two of the industry's biggest releases for the year, Hrithik Roshan and Katrina Kaif's Bang Bang, and Sahid Kapoor's Haidar locked horns with each other on the Box Office. In the beginning, the hype machines on both sides were working overtime and built it up as a clash of epic proportions: The combined stardom and glamour of Roshan and Kaif pitted against director Vishal Bhardwaj and actor Shahid Kapoor's 21st century interpretation of William Shakespeare's Hamlet!Closer to the release date, it was fast turning into a David and Goliath kind of battle. The accompanying numbers didn't spread much cheer in the Bhardwaj camp either: Bang Bang was assigned close to 4,500 screens, a first-of-its-kind for the industry. The Roshans pulled no stops and targeted at least 12 new overseas centres to achieve new box-office milestones. Cinema halls in the UK, USA and the Middle East were informed in advance to start promoting the film via posters and teasers.