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Aamir Khan postpones launch of new PK poster to avoid clash with Shah Rukh Khan

Shalvi Mangaokar, Hindustan Times  Mumbai, August 14, 2014
First Published: 10:20 IST(14/8/2014) | Last Updated: 10:59 IST(14/8/2014)
For the past few days, reports of Aamir Khan and Shah Rukh Khan organising back-to-back events for their upcoming films were doing the rounds.

There were talks of a clash of sorts, as Aamir was to reveal PK's second poster on Independence Day, and SRK had planned the trailer launch of Happy New Year for August 14.

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Speculations about which event would steal the show was rife, but, we’ve just heard that Aamir has decided to push his function by around a week.

A source close to Aamir reveals, "He wanted to avoid having his event in such close succession. Aamir believes that each team deserves to promote and publicise their projects properly. He has now shifted the poster launch — a media event — to August 20. The makers had earlier decided to unveil the second look of the film on August 15."

SRK’s event for trailer launch of Happy New Year, meanwhile, will take place as planned.

We’re told that Aamir played a key role in having the dates of the event rescheduled. The source says, "Aamir asked the film’s team to push the event by five days, and he felt that since SRK’s first-look launch date was planned before theirs, it would only be fair to move the date of his own event."

When contacted, the spokesperson of Aamir’s film confirmed the news.
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